I believe it is because when you look down these paths, you can see the end.
A stopping place in the journey.
When we are traveling the road of life, we don’t see these finish lines. We know when it began, but we never know when the end is. There are no trees to mark our progression, no end to the tunnel. So we speed through this “road” eager to see what is around the next bend and never taking note of where we are.
Never stopping to enjoy those final moments before we reach our destination.