By Fareeha Qayoom
od likes circles – there are so many in nature; for example — the earth circles the sun. The moon circles the earth. The electrons circle the nucleus. Our blood circles the heart. On and on it goes. Circles and circles and yet more circles everywhere…
We move in circles too (remember, history keeps repeating itself?) and we are always back to square one? Our lives move in circles too – practically the same life cycle is experienced by everyone — birth, school, job, marriage, kids and death.
Time moves in circles too – day into night, months into years, years’ into centuries…By the way, we apparently owe all our so-called progress to the invention of the wheel – another circle!
So why am I going on about circles anyway? Well, my point, it’s okay to move in circles! We are all doing it anyway unconsciously so what’s the big deal? Time cycles, life cycles, sleep cycles, product cycles, fashion cycles, nature cycles, seasonal cycles, cycles, circles whatever – it’s all good.
Why consider “moving in circles” a bad thing? They say, the “clinical definition of insanity is the tendency to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.” In other words, it’s the normal thing to move in circles!
People who want progress should calm down, relax and enjoy life – there is no real progress. It’s all about perspective.
People who keep threatening change should also realize things don’t really change; you only get back to square one and start another circle! So it’s just another spiral in the infinite loop thing…I was telling this to my co-worker the other day, though, my exact words were — “Don’t fear change. Learn to adapt.” In other words, just learn to move in circles too… Don’t they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Relax, go with the flow — here’s to circles!
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