Default settings….

On normal and new normal

Hopeworks Community

Sounds like a weird title for a post I know. Let me try to explain.

All of us are creatures not just of habit but of perceptual habits. We all have customary ways of making sense of things, lens that shape our vision, default settings, often out of awareness, that we fall back on and use to decide what we need to do when. Hopefully our default settings enable us to see more clearly and act more effectively. Too often though they leave us blind or at least with distorted vision and trying to find justification for behavior that often doesn’t work out sometimes even make sense. I am reminded of the phrase a friend one told me….. “God gave each of us limits to how smart we can be. He gifted us with no limits to how stupid we could be.”

Our default settings are gifts of our culture…

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