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Ellie # Posted on March 15, 2012 at 6:03 am

Mike, I’ve gone through more than one phase of feeling exactly the way you do(or did when you posted that long comment)… and I think the phases are kinda starting to even out and bring me to the “conclusion”(are actually conclusions ever really reached?) that though nearly everything seems to be circumstantial, if we all took that position all the time, nothing would ever be able to get accomplished. There are certain things you just have to decide to believe or have faith in to get things done. And here’s the thing, just because you decide something is true for you one day, does not mean there’s some external force tying you forever to that idea! Emerson is a badass and says “Consistency is the hobgoblin of foolish minds”, and “the only truly consistent are the dead”. It’s okay to have conviction about something you feel or know to be true only to change your mind soon after… Life is all about experimenting, trying, failing, seeing what works and what doesn’t. It may not be perfect or always comfortable and you may get a lot of shit from people, but they don’t know anything either! And it’s sure as hell better than staying stuck in a stagnant “no one knows anything so what’s the point?” position.