The Opposite

Profile photo of stryder stryder (@stryder)3 years, 1 month ago

I was watching an episode of Seinfeld a while back in which the character of George has an epiphany of sorts when he draws the self-made conclusion that everything he has done in his life has been wrong and he has made the wrong choice in every important decision he has ever made.

Feeling that he can no longer trust himself to make the correct decisions, he decides from now on to do the exact opposite of what he would normally do in a situation. For example, to begin with he orders a meal at the diner which is the opposite of what he would normally have, and he starts to talk to a lady who he would normally have avoided talking to.

In short, by following his philosophy of doing the opposite of what he would normally do, he experiences improvements in his life and achieves greater success than he used to.

I was thinking perhaps that when you feel your life is getting in a set routine, or that you haven’t experienced any new experiences recently, maybe you should do the opposite of what you would normally do and then you can experience new things which wouldn’t normally occur in your present life-model.

You’ve maybe been doing the same things you do and make the same decisions you make your whole life; doing the exact opposite may open new avenues of opportunities and experiences.

December 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm
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