Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Repetition

It has been a while. Usually when I have writer's block I only have it for a week or so, but as you could probably tell it has been quite a bit longer than that. I apologize for the lack of posts. Ironically the blog's audience grew during my time of absence which was great but unexpected. The reason I have been gone though is not because I have had writer's block. There has been plenty I could write about. The issue was that everything that happened was just a repeat of something that had happened in the past.

As life goes on we notice certain patterns in our life. Certain situations just repeat themselves, kind of like deja vu. It is because as humans we usually act the same in common situations unless we make an conscious effort to grow out of them and react differently. If we do not, however, history repeats itself and things play out in a similar fashion.

That has been the issue lately. Nothing is bad, it is just nothing is too noteworthy because it is a repeat of something else. The best sequels to movies are not the ones that tell the exact same story but are the ones that contribute to the overall story arc. They create progress. If I wanted to do repeats I might as well just post old blog posts and change a word or two. That is the thing about life. You do not notice how much it repeats itself until you take a step back and really look at it. Repeating is not always a bad thing, in fact it can be good thing if it is something worth repeating. However, it does take the spice out of life and makes it quite bland. You need to take that step back and acknowledge it so you can grow. We all want to make progress in life and sometimes to do that you have to stop hitting replay and just hit play.

-Brandon

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