The only difference between
and a grave are the dimensions.
are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is
consistency- and a virtue; and that to climb out of the
rut is inconsistency- and a vice.
dip of the serene into the common responsibilities
of life. Serendipity occurs when something beautiful breaks
into the monotonous and the mundane. A serendipitous life
life marked by "suprisability" and spontaneity.
When we lose our capacity for either, we settle into life's ruts.
We expect little and we're seldom disappointed.
So easy to
fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so
unpopular? -Ruth Gordon
themselves in ruts all the time. You're in a complacent lifestyle where
you work 9 to 5 and then you add a mortgage and kids. You feel trapped,
but guess what, brother? You constructed that life. If you're OK
with it, there's nothing wrong with that. But if you've got unease, then
you've got to make a change. -Jeremy Renner
necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a
rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain
alive. -Edith Wharton
of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of people; and so with
the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the
highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and
We imagine that when
we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that
what is new and good begins. While there is life there is happiness. There
is much, much before us. -Lev Tolstoy
Come out into the broad
light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the
infinite soul rest content to live and die in small
ruts? -Swami Sivananda
The great advantage of
being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one
is. -Arnold Bennett
The path of least
resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires
troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old
beliefs. -John Dewey
I visited those friends who'd just
had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and
I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this
terrible domestic rut. -Josh Lucas
We are constantly misled by the ease with which our minds fall into the
ruts of one or two experiences. -William
The truth is that our
finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply
uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such
moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of
our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer
Kids don't have ruts yet that adults
have carved into their minds. They're born logical. Crooked
thinking has to be taught. -James P. Hogan
It is a sad and pathetic
fact that many people find life a dull, lackluster experience.
People get themselves into ruts, which reminds me of a sign an old farmer
put up one lovely spring beside a dirt road. "Choose your rut
carefully: you will be in it for the next twenty-five miles."
A great many people seem to have chosen their rut and have stayed in it
for twenty-five years. One of these ruts is routine; the same
procedure day in and day out with little or no variation. That ought
to be broken at any cost. -Norman
Little people with little
minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly
resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
I hate ruts.Ruts are common, unimaginative, and oh, so boring.I know because I've spent time in them.Actually, I even took up emotional residence in a couple.To make them more comfortable, I even decorated them.I adorned the walls with excuses:"I can't," "I tried," and "I don't wanna."Those are just a few of the plagues, I mean plaques, I hung in my
It takes guts to get out of
the ruts. -Robert Schuller
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