July 21, 2011

irony of change

I got these tasty tidbits on "change" from my councelor Rick one day.  I came across the sheet of paper the other day in my pile of "file for later" stuff.  The ideas are so ironically funny (the irony being that they are not really all that funny because they are just so darn true of human nature).  I love them.  Just had to share.


Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson

I
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost.  I am helpless.  It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

II
I walk down the same street.  
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.  I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place, but it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

III
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.  I still fall in.  It's a habit.
My eyes are open.  I know where I am.
It is my fault.  I get out immediately.

IV
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V
I walk down another street.

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If you always do
what you always did,
You'll always get
what you always got.

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Silliness is always doing the same thing, 
and expecting something different.

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If it works, 
do more of it.
If it doesn't work, 
so something different.

Something to digest...
forMMM

2 comments:

Lisa said...

So, really not funny. But funny. Because it's so true!

Jason & Kelli West said...

this is so true. maybe i should walk down a different street.....

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