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Everything must change

"Everything must change, nothing stays the same. Everyone will change, no one stays the same. There are not many things in life you can be sure of, except..." CHANGE. These lyrics, from the famous song, "Everything must change" summarize the same message from doctrines around the world. Life says the same, even in the seasons themselves and in the changing daily from the day to the night. Why then, are we so averse to the very thing that is ever present in our example and consciousness? Because change hurts.

We are always on a mission to accomplish the goal; get to the finish line and to stabilize. We are taught that we should seek the American dream which is a stable one; the good job, the house, the car, the 2.2 kids and a perfect mate. That dream itself is the heartbreak of millions of people when it is unrealized. What happens when the house is foreclosed on, the spouse cheats or the children leave? What do we have then but broken promises and disappointment? The dream itself breaks our hearts, not necessarily the change. Change is inevitable, however, we are mostly trained to hold on to youth, strive to live and work somewhere for 30 years and keep the same friends in our lives always.