Saturday, May 17, 2014

the melting pot of variance

I have realized that a person needs variance. There is just something fundamentally genetic about the need to gain unique information. Without this newness, we become stagnant and bored.

This thought started when I considered the little things that have been indoctrinated into my personality from other people. A saying here. A habit there. A new food. A new idea. A new joke.

I am already prone to picking up random mannerisms and facts from others. However, I think we all in some way become a melting pot of the people in our lives. So when we meet a new person that interests us, it is that taste of something fresh that we are drawn to. A moth to a flame.

Anyways, I wish I would have realized this sooner in my life. I mean, I know all those lovely five second sayings that mothers dish out to their daughters.

"You are a direct reflection of the company you keep."

"Only surround yourself with people who lift you up not bring you down."

"Bad company, corrupts good character."

So on and so forth...

But, that doesn't change the fact that I now understand this on another level. 
Epiphany reached.

My new goal? Interact with as many people outside of my comfort zone as possible.

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