Change- Friday Rambling- Week 17

Such a tricky word…change. For instance, I’d never have written an incomplete sentence like that twenty years ago because it broke the rules. Even writing rules have changed. Contractions were discouraged in writing, whereas now, it seems laborious to read out complete words. We’re encouraged to use them!

One of my favorite quotes about change is: “There is nothing permanent except change.” A man named Heraclitus said that. He’s a Greek philosopher that lived way, way back in the day. Every thing he said or wrote was rife with similar paradoxical musings. (Kinda irritating, really).

People like to talk of change as though it’s always good. The year 2020 would easily provide evidence to the contrary.

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” – Ellen Glasgow

That’s my all-time favorite quote about change and a brilliant point.

I prefer using the word “modification” when speaking to people instead of “change.” It has a more welcoming tone, as though things will mostly stay the same, only incorporating a few tweaks. Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us are resistant to change.

Change is a romantic creature and we’re lured by the promises it makes. A better life, a happier countenance, spending our time more productively, enjoying contentment, etc.

The harder thing is the flip side- when things won’t change. Where stagnant circumstances leave us wallowing in stubborn sameness. Whether by our own devices or ones out of our control, it’s a painful place to occupy, hoping, praying, or striving for change that doesn’t come.

It’s then that we realize…we must change.

That can’t be right. 😉

I love you, friends! ❤ Have a wonderful weekend.

“You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.”- Timothy Leary

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