Over and Over
With crazy things happening daily, I feel compelled to ask, “Are we insane?” Let’s use the Albert Einstein insanity test. Are we doing the same things over and over and expecting different results?
It’s easy to behave insanely in this way. Behavior psychologists even have a name for it. Repetition compulsion disorder. They discovered it by studying pigeons. Pigeons tend to repetitively peck the same button to get a corn pellet, even though random pecking of buttons leads to the same result. And even if the original button no longer delivers as expected.
Like pigeons, some people seem addicted to repeat today what worked in the past, even though today is a different button.
Obviously, we are not pigeons, and our affairs are not static. We face constant change. It should be common sense that doing same things over and over will not produce different outcomes.
It is time to peck at a different button… or go insane.
Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.