We use a lot of metaphors to describe life… It’s like a river or a song or a novel or a box of chocolate. While each of these pictures captures some element of living, none of them truly do the journey justice.
No. I believe the great philosopher-poet Tom Cochrane got it write when he penned those famous words: “Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long.” Truly, no better metaphor for living has been found or expounded so well (and there’s definitely no metaphor that’s been covered as often).
What does it mean for life to be a highway? Well, that’s where these ten motorcycle memes come in. They reveal the ways that living is like getting on your bike and pulling out of your driveway. Whether you treat life like a relaxing cruise down the interstate or an adrenaline pumping ride that weaves in and out of traffic – I’ve got a meme that will make you stop and say, “That’s me.”
So, let’s get to it…
Motorcycle Meme #10 – All It Takes is a Single Deer to Ruin Your Day
“Keep your eyes on the road,” they tell you, but things can come out of nowhere fast – in life and on the road. When it’s your time to go, it doesn’t matter how careful you’ve been or what preparations you’ve made. In that moment, all you can do is pray, “Deer God…” err… “Dear God.” Though, in that moment, you probably won’t be able to tell the difference.
Motorcycle Meme #9 – The Differences Between Men and Women
The debate over the differences between men and women has been raging for generations. Some argue that they’re basically the same. Others, that they’re drastically different. This meme puts the whole discussion in a slightly different light. Men and women are the same in the way that they underestimate the amount of time things will take… but they’re different in what those things are. So, maybe the next time your lady says she’ll be ready in 15, you can tell her that you’ll pick her up in 5…
Motorcycle Meme #8 – Stopping Doesn’t Mean You’ll Stop
Have you ever been caught up in something that you suddenly realized you needed out of? Maybe a job? Or a relationship? So, you hit the brakes, but when you did, your prior momentum sent your life flying over the handlebars and into the dirt… This meme reminds us that just because you’re able to stop something, it doesn’t mean that you’ll stick the landing. But, that’s life.
Motorcycle Meme #7 – Life is Filled with Different Perspectives
Everyone’s got a different perspective on things. What looks like an average bike to you, looks like $1,000,000 piece of military equipment to your insurance company. It’s all a matter of perspective. That’s not only true of your insurance company’s desire to squeeze as much cash out of you as possible… It’s also true of life in general.
Motorcycle Meme #6 – We’re All Just Big Children
We like to think that we, as adults, are better than children. We’re smarter. We’re wiser. We’re more mature. Then, you see the Green Power Ranger riding next to you down the highway on a crotch rocket and you can’t help but say, “That’s awesome!”. In that moment, you’re reminded that when you get right down to it… We’re all big children deep down inside.
Motorcycle Meme #5 – The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
Nobody pulls out of the driveway hoping to get pulled over or killed. We know we should take it easy. We can still hear the voice of our mother (or father or wife) calling to us to “Drive carefully.” However once we’re on the road… and the wind’s in our face… and our adrenaline kicks in… it’s hard to keep those original intentions in mind. That’s just as true in life as it is in riding.
Motorcycle Meme #4 – Sometimes We Just Need to Be Heard
Life is filled with moments of disappointment and frustration. In those moments, we don’t need someone telling us what to think, say, or do. We just need someone who will listen, and nobody listens better than the asphalt beneath your tires.
Motorcycle Meme #3 – Make Your Death Mean Something
If you’ve ever been to a funeral, you’ve probably heard the poem, ‘The Dash.’ It reminds us that the most important thing on our tombstone won’t be our name, or our year of birth or death. Instead, it will be the dash between those two dates. That dash represents everything meaningful we did in life. The relationships. The achievements. The time you killed yourself with your bike. So, make your life (and death) count.
Motorcycle Meme #2 – Life is Filled with Choices – So Choose Well
Life is filled with choices, from what you’ll have for breakfast to what you’ll do for a living. This meme reminds us that we shouldn’t make decisions hastily… and we definitely shouldn’t allow others to dictate what we’re going to do. We’ve got to make the decisions that are best for us – including the choice of what to ride this weekend. So, choose wisely.
Motorcycle Meme #1 – So Much of Life is Relative
What does ‘careful’ mean anyway? Like so many other words, it’s all relative. After all, you should see what I did back in high school. Compared to that, I’m being SUPER careful right now. Look, so much of life’s not black and white. So, stop treating it like it is and enjoy the ride.
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