I know I talk a lot about change and how change is good, and that you shouldn’t be scared of but instead you should embrace it.
But on the flip side there is a lot to be said for keeping things the same.
By keeping things the same, you never have to be uncomfortable, you never have to live outside your comfort zone, there is never an adjustment period, and everything is just always consistent. You know what to expect and how things should go.
The world is full of all different people, with many different personalities. This is a good thing. Some people strive to always look for the change while others prefer to keep things the same. This is one of the many things that I love about my job.I get to be with all types of people and learn about what makes them desire change, and what makes them desire familiarity. I can truly appreciate the many differences in people. Not only are our personalities different, but so are our beliefs, hobbies, goals, thoughts, and lives.
One way, isn’t necessarly the right way. There are many different “right” ways, and everyone’s ideas of “right” is different. Acceptance is what is most important. Being able to understand other people’s right allows us to appreciate our own ways, or to start to lean towards other ideas. Accepting ourselves, and accepting others for their opinions even when they differ from our own is what keeps us growing and learning. We shouldn’t put up walls or be stubborn, instead we should try to try on someone else’s shoes as they say. Accepting that there are things in this world we can not change, or should not change. It is what it is.
My advice to anyone who doesn’t understand why someone would not want to change is, to take the time to learn about that person as a whole. Not just on the surface, because only then can you truly appreciate, and accept the world around you.
So if you‘re comfortable with what you know, great! Stick with it as along as it’s working for you and the people around you. But never forget acceptance is key.