Carlin Flora in an article in Psychology Today entitled "You 2.0" quotes Barry Lubetkin, author of Bailing Out–The Healthy Way to Get Out of a Bad Relationship and Survive. The gist of the article is on self evaluation. Lubetkin talks a lot about the fears that paralyze us.
I say all of this to quote one sentence.
"Change equals loss, but if you don’t have a series of things you’ve walked away from…you’re probably not leading a rich life."
I don’t know exactly why that sentence has struck me. I have always had the opposite view…that a full life comes more by completing what you start and persevering through difficult times. You fulfill your duty. Faithfulness is more important than happiness.
I understand that he is probably coming from a secular, not Christian perspective, but the quote strikes me as important none-the-less.
I am going to have to mull this over for a while.
What is your reaction to the quote?