The definition of insanity, we’re told, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It could be argued that that’s also the definition of optimism, determination, confidence, naïveté, or just plain stubbornness.
I’ve always assumed that the solution to this is to stop doing the same thing over and over again. Do something different. Try something new. Step out of your comfort zone. Unfortunately, all my attempts to do something different in the past three years have gotten me absolutely nowhere. If anything, I’m worse off.
That leaves two potential avenues for relief. Perhaps I should do the same thing over and over again, and expect the same results rather than different ones. I’m fairly certain that that’s the definition of life. We have our routines. We get in our ruts. Time passes. Life is what happens while you’re making other plans, they say.
Maybe if I just go with the flow, I’ll learn to be more content and enjoy myself a lot more. I’m going to try that for a while.
If that doesn’t work, though, there is one final solution. Embrace the insanity. Stop fighting it. Own it.
I’m kind of hoping that last resort won’t have to be my answer, but who knows? Maybe padded cells are more comfortable than they look.
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