Albert Einstein once said,
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
If this quote is accurate (and I am inclined to believe that it is), I’m insane. Sad, but true. Insane. Certifiable. Seriously, go ahead and lock me up.
I constantly find myself repeating behaviors and expecting different outcomes, only to bombarded with the inevitable.
- I make New Year’s resolutions, only to feel like a complete and utter failure on January 2.
- I expect too much of people, only to feel let down and unloved.
- I buy loads of fresh produce at the grocery store, only to watch it spoil.
- I want things, expensive things, only to feel dissatisfied once they are in my possession.
- I live life trying to please others, only to find myself displeased.
- I eat every one of the french fries on my plate, only to feel full, disgustingly full.
- I am drawn into sin, only to be reminded that sin is…well as Pete Wilson put it yesterday…stupid.
I know…it is time to stop the insanity.
And I would say that I am never going to do any of these things ever again, but when I say things like that I am setting myself up for disaster. It’s as if I enjoy hitting my head against a wall, over and over. (I am insane after all.)
Am I alone in this, or are you a little insane too?