I'm curious about whether people like to remain in their current 'comfort zone' or view life as an opportunity to always be learning new stuff, moving on, trying out new ideas.
Recently I've noticed that - rather than embrace or show interest in what could be a different and/or better way of doing something - considerable effort is made to justify why it's preferable to stick with one's long held and comfortable way of behaviour/endeavour.
This can apply across the board, from a gardening tip on a new way to strike a cutting, to a form of music you've previously not explored, to a different way of approaching the market. Anything really.
I'm a member of a group which meets in a social environment and engages in various word games, from trivia questions on anything at all, to writing a 'story' which contains anomalies that the rest of the group have to pick up.
It's great fun and keeps the brain functioning.
Recently one member announced his intention to drop out and when I asked why he replied that he was unable to answer most of the trivia questions.
None of us answer all of them but regard it as an opportunity to learn stuff we don't know.
Then how often do you question why someone does something in a particular way, and get the answer "because I've always done it like this".
Not "because I've tried various other ways and this works best for me".
Rather, a closed mind to any other option.
I don't know if anyone will understand what I'm getting at here.
Probably haven't expressed it very well.
I'm just wondering how many really like sticking with what is familiar and comfortable and are reluctant to explore something different?