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Life Is An Experiment

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting results .”-Albert Einstein

How many times  have you began a journey in life only to realize that the path you were taking wasn’t for you?  Unfortunately, you aren’t the only one.  Many of us have gone down the wrong road or the road to nowhere because it is the road that we believed would lead to happiness and success.  We thought that if we took this path to wherever, something good absolutely must come out of it.  It made sense.  People everywhere take roads like it and end up in the promised land.  It doesn’t rock the boat.  It seems like the right thing to do.  However, once on that road, you wind up feeling the opposite.  It isn’t what you expected.  Its not for you.

Unfortunately, we can say the same thing about our choices in mates.  Often times, we believe that the safest way to a happy relationship is one in which our ideal mate is everyone’s typical ideal mate who ultimately is one who could possibly boost our status in society.   This is ok; this premise is the cornerstone of human genetics, and society (one tries to mate with the best  possible mate to make the best children).  However, when we attempt to bring happiness into the equation, things change; the status quo ideal mate may not be the right one for you.

Ladies I’m sorry, but that tall, dark, and lean man with an incredible career may not be the right one for you.  Fellas, if she has a 28 inch waist and 40 inches around the hips, and cooks better than your mother, she might not be the one for you.  What I am trying to get at is this: if you seem to be having issues with finding the right person, you may have to go down the road less traveled.  Ladies, you may be able to find happiness in a short, round, high school English teacher. Gentlemen, you may find happiness in a woman who is taller than you and burns boiled water.  Each and every one of us has traits, quirks, and characteristics which make us unique; it does not make any sense at all to believe that the same, prototype of a mate can satisfy each and every one of us fully.

Life is an experiment.  Take your experiences and learn from them.  Go down a road never traveled before and see where it takes you; you may like where you end up.

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Mike Flanders

Mike Flanders

Originally from Macon, Georgia, Mike attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., with a B.S. In Biological Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A.T. In Secondary Science Instruction from Mercer University along with being a high school physics teacher