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William Burroughs once said, “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.” Webster’s defines it this way: “...driven to or resulting from loss of hope; offering so little chance as for improvement; hopeless.” To become so desperate can either be a good turning point or can become a point of destruction in our lives. When we become so downcast that we realize something has to change, and we become sick and tired of being sick and tired, only then will we decide to make good changes in our lives. It’s actually a good thing when we discover that some of our behaviors are creating destruction and hurt. That’s when we can adjust our thinking and our attitudes. We shouldn’t allow circumstances to get so bad that we make foolish decisions out of desperation. The bottom line is that sinking so low that you become discouraged may not be the best place to be, but if viewed from the right perspective, it could be the catalyst to cause long-lasting transformations in our lives. Let’s continue to grow and develop our character and our way of life so as to live peaceably with ourselves and others if possible.
Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 12:43 PM CDT