There is a famous saying I have often quoted as used in other writings, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.” Today, it occurred to me that life itself, is a series of loops, and if we don’t learn and grow from our loops, we are effectively doing the same thing over and over again, not only expecting different results, but counting on it.
Life loops every hour, day, week, month and millennia into our future. If we let it, we will do the same things over and over. Many of us, if not all are prone to ruts unless we detect them and cause change. We wake, and loop through much of our lives, eating the same meals, performing the same tasks day by day.
Some are comforted by routine and others trapped. I am not insane, but I seem to do the same things every day expecting results. Luckily life provides enough curves that frequently I do get different results, thus making me content with the illusion of change, before the next loop and return to the rut.
As I write this note, on my cell phone direct to blog using a new app I just downloaded, I have no solutions. Each January, society asks soon us to evaluate our loops and see what we desire to change for the year ahead. They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step, so I big and share, and set a goal to be even less insane this year. To change what I do, expecting a different outcome. I pledge to break a few loops.
All change is just life moving forward, and the makeing of new stories. I can’t say there is mo wrong choice, except perhaps not changing. Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.