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Friday, August 12, 2011

Good things don't (change)

"The only thing constant in life is change."

I think many of us have heard of this phrase many times over. Change is part and parcel of life. We change according to our personal, familial, societal and organisational needs.

Change is also usually (though not always) for the better. This kind of change is similar to the concept of hijrah in Islam. "Make today better than yesterday, and make tomorrow better than today".

Sometimes, however, our eagerness to change result in unexpected outcomes which seem worse than before. If this happens, then we have to persevere to correct the mistake that we have done. Oft-times, "change just for the sake of change" is not advisable. We have to find viable options that are better than what we have before we decide on changing.

While change is a constant, sometimes we feel as if "the more things change, the more things remain the same". This is sometimes a matter of perception. We may see change happening, but we don't actually feel it simply because we are unaffected by the change.

Having said that, I believe that "good things don't change". It is usually the bad ones that got changed.

P.S. As a trivia, the last quote, "Good things don't (change)" is from the cult 1980's series' last episode of MacGyver.

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