Friday, December 26, 2008

Random Rants and Raves...

Complacentcy. Such a nasty word. But I have found it crept its way into my life this past semester. As much as I hate to admit it, it's true. I guess it slipped up on me. Once I noticed it was there, I tried fixing it, but alas, it only got worse. I think this illistration a friend told me says it well. Picture a frog in a beaker over water over a fire. The frog is content and slowly the temp gets turned up one degree at a time. The frog settles for the new temp everytime, and most of the time doesnt even notice. The next thing you know, the frog is dead because he boiled to death. Lets just say the water is almost at boiling point.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite illustrations! So applicable in so many ways... but my favorite is "how to initiate change in a church." Turn on the change slowly, and people won't realize they're church has been changed for the better until its too late! If you do it too quick they bail out right away. (Just like if you throw a frog into already hot water, it jumps out).

    But back to your point... Complacency sucks. It kicks me in the butt all the time. Time to hop outta the pot.