Change is a pain. What do you think?

By Miminv Latest Reply 2010-04-27 01:14:55 -0500
Started 2010-04-24 06:33:33 -0500

I have noticed over the years that people don't like change including me.
Change is:
Uncomfortable, painful,not fun
Makes you do something you don't want to
Takes away that normal feeling
Shows you are different from others
You have to learn a new normal
You like the way it is, why change?
I think will power is easy and change is not.
What do you think?

16 replies

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-04-26 04:08:42 -0500 Report

One of my favorite bumper stickers…

Change is inevitable.
Growth is optional.

Change can be painful and difficult, but I've found through my (many) years that you often come out better for it on the other side. Even if 'better' only means that you've survived - there's power in knowing you've made it through whatever life's thrown at you.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-04-26 04:17:43 -0500 Report

Change can be painful and difficult, but I've found through my (many) years that you often come out better for it on the other side. Even if 'better' only means that you've survived - there's power in knowing you've made it through whatever life's thrown at you.

Robbibird3 2010-04-25 16:46:10 -0500 Report

Okay I realize that change is good in some ways but for me when everything in my life seems to be constantly changing. Change then becomes a scary thing. Since the late 1990's when I started get diagnosed with one health problem after another my life changed. The only thing that hasn't changed is the pain I have in my back since I was a 9th grader in school. I graduated in 1980. This pain which I think stemmed from a fall on the outside steps to the basement during the rain which made steps slippy. As the years went by it kept getting worse and worse but x-rays throughout the years would reveal no injury. Now I have pain in various parts of my body.

I am the type of person who likes to be in control and too much in my life cannot be or defies control. Change is the one thing that cannot always be controlled.

MAYS 2010-04-25 17:06:28 -0500 Report

As humans we endure constant change, without it we do not exist.
There is and has been change within your life, major or minor, you have adapted to it but YOU do control most of the change in your life.

It's all about preparation when confronting change.
Explain to your doctor(s) that although there is no verification of injury via x-rays, that does not mean that there is no pain !
Structural damage may not be visible, but that doesn't mean that there is none.

Change is altering, but it can also be altered.


LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-04-24 12:56:13 -0500 Report

Change is often very good - exciting and uplifting - gives us a new lease on life. Your descriptions above are sometimes true, but change keeps us moving forward, keeps us involved in life and gives us something to look forward to as well. I would to live my life stagnant and unchanged. Boooring! I do agree that people do get very comfy and complacent when things are going along "okay". We do often fight change - perhaps to take the easy way. I believe in moving forward, keeping it fresh and interesting and working toward bettering ourselves. Not always easy, for sure.

Roy531 2010-04-24 08:12:20 -0500 Report

Where would we be without change. Still living in caves? God has given us the knowledge to change things for the betterment of mankind. Where would we be as diabetics if not for change in the way it is treated. Just think of the way they change the way they test to see if you are diabetic or not. Now they do it with a blood test, when they first started testing to see if you were diabetic they tasted your urine to see if it was sweet. Changes are good, but if we do not use the changes for good like they were intended, that is our own fault. Changes are good, we just need to know how to use them for the good they were intended. Roy

Miminv 2010-04-25 01:38:18 -0500 Report

People living in caves might be better. Not as much waste. No electricity- for fast food, fresh food and so on. Some change is good but others should be re-thought. Nina

jayabee52 2010-04-25 20:11:18 -0500 Report

I don't know about that, regarding living in caves. During the time people lived in caves our race seemed always on the edge of extinction. If you didn't kill an animal or find food in the nearby area, the family or tribe went hungry. And if you did kill a large animal MAYBE the meat was still good the next day, but unless you learned how to preserve the meat, what you didn't eat that 2nd day was wasted.

And then people changed from living in caves to living in tents and following the herds of animals they used for food. But that meant more change. Whenever the source of food moved, they would have to follow. And the way people interacted with the locale changed too.

Miminv 2010-04-26 03:24:54 -0500 Report

Hi James,
I was thinking about the amount of waste that is produced in this world. In cave days they used all of the animal and I am sure they didn't waste it. Rain forest being cut down to serv man. This earth can only take so much before it is all gone. Some day you will hear how they shouldn't have cut the rain forest down and how it affected the oceans surrounding them. How the oceans temps are rising because of it. And now the Ice caps are melting. And how about the valcanos under the oceans and how we have earthquakes in these areas. It is all connected to how much waste we do.
Stepping down from the soap box. LOL :) Nina

MAYS 2010-04-24 07:30:31 -0500 Report

Good point.

Consider this, change and adaptability is always necessary for growth and survival, without such evolution (personal or otherwise) nothing meaningful
is ever really accomplished !

Will power, commitment towards betterment and change, helps to create a better, much improved individual, (most of the time) anyway.


Miminv 2010-04-25 01:15:07 -0500 Report

Well said Mays.
That was my point for talking about change. When diabetics find out they have to "change" it is very hard for them. Most people think it is our will power that keeps us from doing what we need to do to be a healthy diabetic. But I think it is change.