So far, 2011 has brought plenty of change, both for myself and for those close to me. Changes in families, jobs, and locations already and it’s still only March. Some people prompted the change, some had no choice.
Many people embrace change whole-heartedly; some welcome it while others actively seek it out. Some are scared of change and put it off even though they are fairly certain that they would be happier afterwards. For others though, they struggle against change with every ounce of their being.
Personally, I used to be one who hated change but, due to several life circumstances, have learned to adapt. I’m a much happier person because of it. Below are three quotes from a couple of well-known figures. Regardless of the time period, great minds from any generation realized that change is inevitable. We can only decide how we respond to it.
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing. ~Saint Augustine
Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. ~George Bernard Shaw
- Favorite quotes (ysabellamika.wordpress.com)
- “When a man wants to murder a tiger, it’s called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it’s called ferocity.” George Bernard Shaw (tumbsup.wordpress.com)
- More posters in the making (jewmanist.com)