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- Suggests that the changes you experience in life, i.e. the turns in the road, make it worth living and a lack or absense of change would be far more mundane.
- Encouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.
- Contrariwise, it also implies that when things are going well, one can expect to see a reversal of fortunes for the worse. The notion of a road that one travels on, equivalent to the path we are given, or which we follow, is central to the reference.
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