Sunday, 3 May 2015

Day 284 - Stuck in old ways


indexdfg There seems to be a point in your life, especially as you get older, where the prospect of doing something differently or trying something new is met with a sense of contempt. This is partly due to the belief that as you get older you get wiser, therefor you have lived and know what works and what doesn’t, so when someone wants to try and change the way you do things you tend to become really stubborn.

So can you teach an old dog new tricks?

The question is why do people become so closed to new ideas and new way of doing things? Or trying to do something differently than what you normally do? Why is the reaction to change met with scorn?

You can see this especially in older people, this gets worse the older you get. I remember when I was a kid I used to make fires for cooking meat allot. And one time we were ate a get together and a person was trying to a fire started, but the wood was a little damp and he was struggling and becoming really frustrated. So I’m seeing this and went over to help him and suggested that he should blow on the flames to get the fire going. Now understand this is an adult and I’m a young kid, and he has been struggling with this fire for a while now – he looks at me and said “ YOU try and blow on it” and then left. Can’t remember what happened next.

The point is that sometimes we get so stuck in doing things one way that we do not even want to consider that there is another way to do things. And whenever someone comes along to help or assist you with a new suggestion you immediately react with scorn and ignore what they said to keep doing things YOUR way.

Don’t be so closed Minded. Open yourself up to new things. We need to ne ok with trying something new once in a while. Maybe there is another way or more effective way of doing something, so don’t close the door on new suggestions, try it out. Expand your life and realize that you do not know everything.

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