The NaBloPoMo topic of the month is “change.” I don’t like change. At all. I enjoy the status quot, scheduling my life to the 15 minute increment, and ensuring there are little to no surprises. I plan menus a week or two in advance and stick to them. I know exactly where I’m going to be every second of every day.
There are drawbacks to this; however, and the biggest one is how incredibly boring my life is. There’s a reason I know where I’m going to be: it’s because I’m either at work or home! All the time! Hooray! My exciting life. Do we need change to be exciting? Should we even pursue exciting? Maybe it’s better to be a little boring, maybe there’s some security there that we crave. I don’t think that’s bad…I mean, we should enjoy our life, and if that means being a homebody then so be it.
I think the only time we run into trouble is when we endure the bad just so we can keep the good. Should a woman stay with a man who hits her just because he makes her laugh? Should a man stay at a job that gives him ulcers just because he can afford a better car? ( I almost typed cat in there…that would have been so funny.) When does change go beyond desirable and become necessary?