Life is a work in progress. It takes constant updating and remodeling to build a decent life. But above all, building a life demands flexibility.
To construct a life, one has to be willing to constantly scrap his plans and go with the plans of someone else. While scrapping your ideas and going with someone else’s can require letting go of a beloved idea the result is frequently worth the discipline of letting go. The holidays are a perfect example.
Holidays bring together a diverse group of people with an equally diverse set of ideas. It can be challenging to shelve one’s own traditions in favor of someone else’s. But new traditions frequently are an exciting splash of experience that you have been missing out on by clinging to old ideals. It’s like having Chinese on Thanksgiving. Foregoing the Turkey can bring you a king’s fortune.