Consistent: (adj) acting or done in the same way over time
No human being is consistent.
Before you decide that’s a bad thing and you scrunch up your face in disapproval, may I point out that inconsistency is one of our better
Since the Earth is filled with tribulation and chaos, being consistent is one of the better ways to make sure you’re either ignored or a total and complete failure.
If you do not realize that everything around you is evolving continually–whether it be part of natural selection or the standards, goals and aspirations of the Earth itself–then you might accidentally try to adapt to patterns which will leave you choking on the dust of the acceleration of progress.
Certainly there are times we want to give our best effort to a cause–what we might call a “consistent representation”–but only until we are shown that these practices have been phased out and discontinued.
It was a consistent belief in this country that women were inferior to men.
It was a consistent contention that the races should not mix.
It once was a consistent doctrine that divorced people were going to hell.
Consistently, the human race has claimed the right to judge other people–only to discover that when the same judgments were placed upon them, they fell well short of the glory of anything.
In place of being consistent should be faithful.
Faithful to love, to humanity, to change, to acceptance, to forgiveness, to creativity, to kindness, and to perseverance.
If we are consistent in these attributes, and stay faithful to the cause, it will be made known to us what to change, so that we can continue to consistently be on-point and valuable to our own lives and the lives of others.
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