10 April 2008

george costanza on doing the opposite

"It became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I've ever made, in my entire life, has been wrong. My life is the opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have, in every aspect of life, be it something to wear, something to eat ... It's all been wrong."

- George Costanza

This will forever be one of the funniest moments in television history. George proclaims how wrong he has been and commits to living "the opposite" from that point on. For awhile, he has incredible success.

Is there a thread running through this scene that rings true in our lives? Have you ever realized that you've pretty much been doing the wrong thing for a long time? More importantly, have you ever had that moment where you knew you had to change?

Some people say repentance is a choice, a swift decision that turns one's back to whatever was previously lying in front of them - walking east instead of west...

Others say it is a process, like the way that is takes time to settle in to a new house upon moving - boxes are often unpacked over months...

Maybe, if we trust George Costanza, it's just doing the opposite...

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