The open road is a metaphor for the journeys we take in life. It is perhaps inevitable that, if we remain on that road, we will, as we do with driving, arrive at our destination. It just so happens however, that we like to take our excursions. We slowly drift to the side of the road, and end up on some rough terrain, or get enticed by a few left or right turns here and there. We may even dwell in these places for a while, before we decide to get back on the open road, remembering that we are seeking a certain destination.
The open road can get boring. Focusing our efforts for a long period of time can loses its appeal. We seek excitement. We may even thwart our efforts on purpose, just to seek a way out of the boredom.