Friday, February 23, 2007

Change is Happiness

There are two kinds of people in this world, those who love change, and those who don't.

Me, I love it. How could you ever possibly be bored if things are always changing? I'm in California right now, moving to a different household each night. Each place has people that I know and care about, and time seems to fly. Those "what am I supposed to be doing with my life" questions never come up.

I can understand why some people don't like change. Even though they might not realize it consciously, many of them actually fear change. They resist it at every opportunity. Rather than face change, they'll retreat to a past comfort.

The reliance on stability and consistency builds towards future unhappiness. There will be times in life when you will go through major, unavoidable change. What then? You've run from change at every opportunity, but this time you can't. You are forced into unhappiness.

We all are capable of adapting and thriving in new situations, the only thing that ever stops us is our fear of change. It's something you've set up to "protect" yourself, but will only end up hurting you in the end.

Nothing is ever as difficult as we think it will be.

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