I was in the lobby having serious fun, on my system of course (*geeky*). Good Internet access + unlimited bandwidth= Euphoric bliss.
A nurse coming from one of the wards missed a step. Her slipper made the regular odd sounds that were usually the intro to someone hitting the ground. You should have seen the I-just-saw-a-monster look on two of the nurses closest to her. A split second silence followed. The loud thud I was expecting never came. It happened that she regained balance. And then the comments followed “We would have killed a goat” one of them said apparently jokingly (not funny still).
Why were they scared of her falling so much? She was slightly advanced in age; her bones were fully formed and were strong. Any fall at this stage would’ve possibly meant a broken bone and perhaps a walking aid for the rest of her life. If it was a child in that same circumstance, their reactions and comments would have been quite different. That’s obviously because a child has a larger possibility of healing faster because the bones are more flexible.
An analogy is easily derived when we apply the same view to our thoughts. As we grow older, due to the plethora of events we’re faced with daily, our view of life becomes rigid. Even though there are benefits, its disadvantages are of concern. Our thoughts become lopsided and changes become extremely hard to implement.
Now even though the world is bigger than you a million times over, it rotates continuously; if it didn’t, up to half of the world’s land would be uninhabitable. It stays flexible. Flexibility doesn’t mean infringing on your morals just to conform. It means reinventing yourself as frequently as possible and holding your morals dear at the same time.
Don’t be afraid to question the norm; test some of the boundaries that are around you; don’t ever stop learning. Remaining flexible is the only way you can embrace change. And so that even if you fall, getting up would be much easier. Or better still you can avoid falling in its totality.