I have some questions that I want answered, and I figured I should make a post on them. That, and I didn’t have a post idea for today. So here we go.
Why do we do the same things everyday? We don’t do the exact same things everyday, but each day seems to be almost a copy of the first. I get up at this time, wear this shirt because it’s accepted where I work/go to school, eat this food because it’s supposedly good for me, take this route to school/work, etcetera. I think we do this because it makes sense. You know what else makes sense? Having only e-books and eliminating all of the hard copies. They take up less space, and you can have several books on one small device. So why do we still have libraries? We still have libraries because people like the hard copies. Another reason why we like routine is because it works. We find a way that works and we stick to it. We stick to it because it works, and we don’t want to mess up. Which brings me to my next question.
Why do we fear making mistakes? Human beings don’t want to make mistakes. They are paralyzed with the fear of messing up. But why? It’s not like you’re going to die if you mess up. Unless you will die if you mess up, you don’t need to worry too much about it. Everything will sort itself out. We know all of this, yet we still don’t want to mess up. Why do we fear making mistakes? I think it’s because mistakes bring change. And, as we all know, change is a monster that’s going to kill us all. Change is bad.
Why don’t we like change? We fear it, but I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because change makes the world different, and we like the world as it is. Maybe we know the change is good, but we don’t want it because the alternative requires less sacrifices. We need to change, but we don’t because the system we have now works so well. The system can’t last forever, so we should change it now, right? Why don’t we? Why don’t we make the system better? By making it better maybe we could improve this world for everyone, but in the process we could make the world worse for us as individuals. We’re not prepared to make the sacrifices we need to.
Do something you wouldn’t normally do today. Make some intentional mistakes. Change yourself. Change the world.
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