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Safety Reinforces Sameness

Safety reinforces sameness. If you want more sameness, say and do safe things. If you want growth, say and do things that risk change.

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  1. I have found in my life that I have a very hard time talking to people who fear the risks of change. It’s almost impossible to find common ground (unless I fake it). There are times I definitely feel like a freak that way. Good thing I enjoy the feeling.

    • I think it’s better to poke the box and risk being thought of as a freak than to contribute to the lameness of pretending that sameness is worth reminiscing over. 🙂

  2. I’ve spent my life surrounded by those fearful people who will hold onto anything – no matter how bad it is – because if they let go of it to try for something else they might end up with nothing… it’s taken me a lot of years to figure out they’re misguided… “safe” is no longer an option for me.

    • I think “safe” isn’t really an option for anyone and those who think they’re safe are simply misleading themselves. Life isn’t safe. We all die. We experience pain and make mistakes. We all stumble and fall over things that others have conquered. But that’s part of the human experience. Pretending that we can live a ‘safe’ life and avoid all pain is the best way to avoid living at all.