Do you go with the flow?

@Pose123 (21671)
Canada
November 20, 2010 10:55am CST
The ability to adapt to any situation comes with our understanding that things are always in a constant state of flux and that it is better to go with the flow than to try to force things to happen the way we want them to. Going with the flow both opens us up to new ways of thinking and provides us with new and exciting opportunities. Letting ourselves be okay with whatever may happen not only makes it easier for us to mold our plans to better suit out needs, but it also helps us to see that there may be different ways of reaching our ultimate goals, ways which are better than any we had previously imagined. Do you agree?
5 responses
• India
22 Nov 10
I think it depends on situation. Sometimes I go with the flow; other times I refuse to join the flow. In our nation many people have this notion of not treating certain people's group as equal; meaning, these people are untouchable, so to speak. Since I believe that all human are equal I refuse to join the crowd's way of thing there. I also refuse to join many people desire to make India a superpower. I am not for such aspiration. For me I think removing poverty, social injustice, etc is what should concern us.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Hi headhunter, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and in this sense I think that you are right. To me going with the flow doesn't necessarily mean just being a follower of the crowd but rather following your heart. I agree with you that all are created equal and that removing poverty and social injustice is what should concern us. Personally, I don't feel that I would be going with the flow if I felt any other way. Blessings.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Sometimes going with the flow in not advisable. sometime we need to make our own path to come up with good ways of making things to our best advantage.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
22 Nov 10
Hi rayverkyle, Thank you for responding but I think you misunderstand my meaning. Going with the flow really gives us more choices to chose from. The person who fights it and insists that only his/her way is best may lose out on even better opportunities. Blessings.
@Nadinest1 (2042)
• Canada
20 Nov 10
I wish I was someone who could go with the flow more. I tend to think of the glass as half empty....my husband is a pretty mellow guy and goes with the flow most of the time. I need to think and re-think things over....note here and there. my husband would like to wake up some day and decide lets go on vacation....there is n o way I could do that....I would need to make reservations, find out what we can do while we are there, have notes of what to do the week before, have lists of what do thew day before the trip and a last list of things that need to be done the day of the trip. Am I anal....
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
22 Nov 10
Hi Nadinest, You really need to relax more, I think your husband has the right idea. When we observe nature, we will see that there is an order to all things, unless man has upset the balance. Thank you for your response and I know changing isn't easy, we all have to battle it sometimes. Blessings.
@bird123 (10322)
• United States
20 Nov 10
You have a point for those who fight everything in life. We are meant to think and make choices along the way. I might go with the flow but never blindly. If the train is going off a cliff, I'm getting off!!!
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
22 Nov 10
Hi bird, I would be getting off as well but I think you get the thought behind this post. We are meant to go with the flow but always with our eyes open for every opportunity that comes our way. The person who insists that something can be accomplished in only one way can't see beyond the end of his nose. Going with the flow doesn't mean being swept along like a twig in a stream, but rather in a relaxed manner instead of fighting everything that's new or different. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
29 Apr 11
They say that the adaptation is the first form of intelligence, and history demonstrates an entire planet becoming the measure. Not only species that have survived have adapted ... The world is changing and we must overturn our beliefs, habits, hopes, her rhythm. The adaptive going forward, the versatile pass from one belief to another, although all should admire those who are able to keep pace with the times, there is a reticence, a reluctance, a condescension that floods our eyes directed by those who have succeeded. And yet, we admire those old-fashioned. For those who follow the principles above requirements with respect time I sit down with emotion, the heart and history logs. Love or even respect the dinosaurs that were left scattered times, while the slugs that were hidden among the catastrophes we have nothing but contempt. We miss the blue-blooded families and thin, even if we know that were scattered between eras, between impotence. Craving old fashioned snow, although it is clear that melted because they have not been able to become eternal. However, if adaptation is the mark of intelligence, stability, constancy, eternity seems to be eternal parts of noble souls. How we adapt to the world we live in when we yearned, without us beware, as the old days? What odds is our way ahead when we are, almost all, eyes turned, with teary eyes to the past? What changed in us, to be forgotten in others? I think, is very important to be flexible. Environmental situations and has adapted to us who we are, survive and live in harmony. Adaptation means less stress, more pleasure and satisfaction of life. And history shows that only has adapted to man, has reached this stage!