Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Writing Topic Tuesday – The Change is Inevitable Edition

Mark Twain once said that “The only person that likes change is a wet baby.”

the Book of Changes
Courtesy of Nikki L via Flickr
And I have dramatic changes coming up in my life.  So this week’s Writing Topic Tuesday is all about change.

  • How do you feel about change? Are you very resistant to it? Or find yourself embracing it?
  • What are some of your routines that bring you comfort?  What are the routines that seem to be engrained in you?
  • Do you have any bad habits?  What have you done to try to bring about change to break them?
  • What are some of your favorite family traditions? How did they come about and become traditions?
  • “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  -- Leo Tolstoy What do you think about this quote?
  • What does it mean to “change a person?” Is this truly possible? Or is this a commonly held fallacy about human behavior?
  • Write about a period in your life that was filled with changes for the good. Even if you didn’t know it at the time.
  • Write about a period in your life that was filled with bad or challenging changes.  What happened? How did it change you?
  • If you could go back in time 10 or 20 years, what would be the one thing that you would change?
  • If you could meet yourself from 20, 10 or even 5 years ago, what advice would you give yourself?
  • If you could change the world in one little way forever, what would you do?
  • One of the expressions often associated with change is to “shake things up.”  Is this a good description of what change is like?

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