You are living in 2009. It is clear you want to get to Montreal and right now, today you are sitting in Toronto. Your parents see only one way for you to get to Montreal – by horse. They are putting pressure on you to get on the horse to go. You are shown where the stables are and you have spent 20 years of your life learning how to ride a horse. As a result of both parent pressure and your familiarity with the stables you eventually visit them only to realize the horses have died.
All of a sudden you are released of the pressure to take a horse to Montreal. Both your parents and you have heard of airplanes, trains and cars as methods to get to Montreal but your parents are unable to visualize what taking one of these methods of transport looks like.
You can’t ask your parents. They are scared. They don’t know where the airport is, how to get on a plane, or even what you use to power a car. All they know is that they want you to be in Montreal, a place with stability, health insurance, financial well being and happiness.
Although you don’t know where the airport is either, all of a sudden as a result of the horses death you commit yourself to finding the answers, to learning how to take a plane, to getting on and jetting to Montreal. Sure you have uncertainty about this new path—you haven’t spent 20 years learning how to take a plane. That is normal but this is exciting.
You leave home and set off down a road which you have heard leads to the airport.