What goes up must?

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Brian Kight

Stability is not natural. The idea that things in our lives should be stable, that we have a right to that type of certainty, has a harmful impact. It sows the seeds of entitlement and leaves people shocked and unprepared for the instability inherent in life.

Things fluctuate. Seasons come and go. Some are intense. Others are mild. Familiar patterns dry up. Reliable routines hit dead ends. New patterns emerge. Novel routines show signs of promise.

No one and nothing owes us stability. We must work to build it, keep it, and recover when instability inevitably shakes the foundations of our lives.

Answer the call. Do the work.

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