Someone once said that if there is a Purgatory, it’s somewhere in the Philadelphia airport. Having gone through that particular airport, I agree. That place is even more of a mess than my personal life. None of my future flights will go anywhere near there if I have anything to do with it.
Going through the purgatory of life, trying to get from one place to another, we all have baggage. The difference is how we carry it. Some people check all of their luggage; others prefer to carry all of it.
Veteran travelers will tell you that the best approach is a combination. You don’t want to check all of your bags, because it’s very possible you’ll never see them again. You don’t want to carry all of your bags, because if you’re going on a serious trip they’re probably big and heavy. What you want to do is check some and carry some.
In life, some things will have to be carried along. Other things, however, can be carted off until you can handle them. You’ll need to carry your identity with you, but you shouldn’t have to lug around all that other baggage. Check it at the gate and forget about it until it’s time to deal with it.