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Monday, September 29, 2014

Must We Change?

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            "Situations alter cases."  --Anonymous

Things change around us and we must adapt to those

changes. Adapt implies making modification according to changing situations.  Wherever road work appears we're usually directed to take a detour so we can continue our drive. Whenever our circumstances may change we adapt to them like someone who moves and adapts themselves to a warmer climate.

When things around us change we sometimes must adapt to them to be able to live in harmony with our new circumstances. But that is usually an outward change we make in order to live with physical change.

However, we don't have to change inside. Just for the sake of change, we don't have to replace love with hate, kindness with violence, or integrity with deceit. Just for the sake of change, we don't have to exchange smiles for frowns, goodness for meanness, or patience for impatience.

"Change your opinions, keep to your principles."
--Victor Hugo, French poet and novelist (1802-1885)

Do you adapt to changes easily or hold onto your comfort zone, kicking and screaming against change? Are you content with the status quo and fear change?


 



8 comments:

  1. I like the Hugo quote quite a lot! I'm fairly good at adaptation.

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    1. Zan Marie, thanks. I've always loved that quote. We probably all will need to do some adapting throughout our life. Might as well give it a good try. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  2. Depends on the change, but for the most part I go kicking and screaming into change. Which is odd since I consider myself very flexible. :-)

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  3. Patricia, yes it does depend on the change. As long as you consider yourself very flexible, maybe the way you meet change is okay. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Working in the medical field and having six kids makes a person have to adapt and change just about daily so I do well in that area.

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    1. Theresa, I suppose you do adapt quite well. The medical field and children most certainly give you plenty of adapting circumstances. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. I love change most of the time. My first reaction is usually negative until I look at all of the possibilities that come with change. Even some of my worst times ended with great experiences, wonderful friendships, and lasting memories. I think that I have come to view change as a chance for adventure!

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    1. Lindy, that's an awesome outlook on change and one we might all profit from--view change as a chance for adventure. Thanks for commenting.

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