The ones who had a lot of baggage obviously took longer to scan and check in. The bags they carried had to be deposited on one, sometimes two trolleys, hauled into the scan machine one by one, then loaded on to the trolley again before they were to be hauled yet again for checking in. All of which took effort, time, energy and one’s patience, not to mention the exasperated looks of others being held up due to their excess baggage.
On the other hand the ones who were travelling lighter with just one strolley or a bag had it easier as they just cut across the whole thing effortlessly with minimum effort.
Here the dictum is different strokes for different people. People pack things according to their necessity. Fair enough. But the truth is people with lesser baggage travel easier. Not to mention, it gets easier to unpack later after reaching our homes or destinations. The key to it is that when people travel with a small baggage, it’s not necessarily that they carry lesser things, they just pack smarter.
The same truth is applicable to life. When we travel through our life, we definitely carry unwanted baggage of guilt, fear, ego, insecurities, uncertainties and jealousy. These can weigh us down, slackening our pace and sometimes forcing us to stop and catch our breaths. What we don’t need we can certainly leave behind. Sometimes we get saddled with unwanted baggage too. Why make it burdensome for ourselves?
Instead if we pack smarter; with things that we will really need, like positivity, determination, courage, self-belief, optimism and hope, our travel becomes meaningful and joy-filled.
Utopia would of course be finding someone who will help you unpack, in spite of your baggage!