October 9, 2000
Thoughts on Changes
I don't particularly like changes. I rarely change jobs, I rarely rearrange the furniture, I rarely change the tablecloth on my table. Major or minor, I just don't care for it. I like stability. I like things that are familiar. Once I find something that works for me, I tend to stick with it.
I had a friend a while back who thoroughly enjoyed doing a major revamp of something in her life every year or so. She didn't necessarily change jobs, but she changed dwellings, or moved furniture around, for example. That worked for her.
But she used to try to make me change things, too. I finally had to rein her in when she suggested that I call management and request new wallpaper for my kitchen. I asked her why on earth I would do such a thing. Did she have a reason it needed doing (as in, had she noticed a specific problem)? No, she was just tired of the pattern that was there. I liked it, and still do, so it's still there.
The changes I'm not opposed to are things that are real improvements. If that tablecloth were worn out, for example, I would want to get a new one. And I definitely like the 1999 model computer I'm typing this on. It's a major improvement over the 1980's early personal computers I had at one of the non-profit agencies!
But leave my tablecloth and my wallpaper alone!
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