I often get teased because of my tendency to rearrange my home. If I am cleaning a room, and I can think of a more efficient arrange, I think it makes sense to try it.
The teasing seems to be based on a false presumption:
Changing things has more risk than leaving them the same.
I often hear, “I’ve had my room arranged the same way for years.”
What I rarely/never hear is, “I’ve had the room arranged the same way for years BECAUSE I love where the [couch/table/bed].”
The underlying tone is “change is bad, staying the same is good.”
I propose that this is wrong! Why in the world would you continue one more day with something that isn’t working to maximum potential?
- Why would you leave medicine & in a cabinet that has the chance of a visiting toddler reaching them? This change could be life saving & takes 5 mins.
- Why would you leave your bed in a spot where light shines in your eyes from the hall, if shifting it can eliminate this annoyance?
- Why not search for another job if the current one puts you under an oppressive boss, or is not utilizing skills you have?
- Why not try new diets if your body is not healthy or feeling good?
So often, people willing to take the risk & fail are mocked for abandoning the KNOWN to explore the UNKNOWN.
I challenge you to think before you tease: Maybe that lack of trying something new is why you are in so many ruts!