It’s physically impossible to leave a place and not find yourself in another. This quote, by screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard, is about applying this practical concept to life.
Whether it’s leaving a room, a country, a relationship, or career, something else awaits on the other side of that exit. That is a guarantee. Unfortunately, we can’t always be certain what that thing is. This is both a scary and beautiful aspect of life. However, it can be more beautiful than worrisome. Because in every exit and entry into the unknown, we can prepare ourselves with the right attitude. In so doing, we can be sure to learn a thing or two. We can be sure to grow. And we can try to make good of whatever we encounter.