Berger visited Dr. Hodgeson. “Doc, I’ve got terrible neck pains, throbbing headaches, and dizzy spells.”
After a thorough examination Hodgeson said, “I’m really sorry to have to tell you this but I’m afraid you’ve got only two months to live.”
The doomed man decided to spend all his money and enjoy his remaining life. First, he’d get something he’d always wanted – a dozen tailor-made silk shirts. After measuring him the tailor said, “That’s a size 17 neck.”
“Hold on,” said Berger. “I wear a size 15.”
The tailor remeasured him. “You’re definitely size 17.”
I’m a 15,” insisted Berger. “I always wear a 15 and that’s what I want.”
“All right sir,” said the tailor, “but if you wear a 15 you’ll have terrible neck pains, throbbing headaches, and dizzy spells.”
So... I hope you thought that joke was amusing but why did I post it?
If you "insist" that the World "has to be" a certain way then that is exactly how it will be. You leave yourself and others no room for growth, change or development.
A much better way to look at the World is to consistently look for ways that things are different, better or ever changing.
The title of this post is a great mantra that you should repeat to yourself daily or better yet several times a day.