And there freedom reigns — where you’re not ruled by your likes and dislikes. Imagine not being moved by such whimsical emotions. You’re steady, solid, trustworthy. You get things done.
I appreciate and aspire to that certain “grit” in people who don’t consider their likes and dislikes. What U.S. Marine, for example, would consider if he “likes” training for the job? Ha. He just does it.
It’s OK to eat things and do things you don’t like. It’s OK.
But often a funny thing happens, too: Once you do things just because you should or because they’re right or because they need done or meet someone’s needs and not because you like them, you do, many times, start to “like” them — or at least like the resulting satisfaction.
Wait. That’s not true for me and a sink full of cruddy dishes. But I still have to wash them up — like it or not.
Goshen News columnist Stephanie Price is a wife, mother, teacher, childbirth educator, midwife’s assistant and nursing student from Elkhart. Contact her at email@example.com, 269-641-7249 or on Facebook at the page “Whole Family Column by Steph Price.”