“The only constant is change,” a sentence I’ve probably written half a dozen times over to describe social media but I’m sure it’s been used to describe life, too.
The piece I’m currently working on has me exploring traditions and rituals. Per usual, I’ve looked into research studies around this topic because odds are, think of a topic, and someone is researching it. I found a study that sought to understand how and why people are so resistant to changing a tradition be it familial, religious, and/or cultural. In essence, the more ritualistic a tradition is, the more moral outrage will occur if a change is suggested.
I get it: it’s easy to stay in what’s familiar.
The last time I felt like this about my career—this floundering, confusing, floating, directionless feeling of being stuck but somehow also surrounded by a vast ocean—I ended up moving across the country to San Francisco. I needed a big change.
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