Monday, October 04, 2010

Changing Times

They said it in Grey's Anatomy,

When we say things like ‘people don’t change,’ it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter, it’s always changing. Morphing, merging, growing, dying. It’s the way people try not to change that’s unnatural. The way we cling to the things that were, instead of letting them be the way they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of making new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is perfect. Change is constant. The way we experience change, that’s up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment, we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again. 
We cling on to old memories and postpone making new ones for a reason. We just can’t morph, merge, grow, die. We’re people. Thinking and believing that we can morph/merge/grow after everything is unnatural. It's the ideal thing to do, to let things that were be the way they are, but these things usually have meaning, have something that affected us at some point. That is when we cling on to them even after they change or have disappeared.

"Change is constant" is the most ironic truth I have read so far.

MORAL: We have our reasons not to accept what has been changed. There's no such thing as not accepting change, we're just telling and fooling ourself that this will not come.

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