Sunday, November 25, 2007

Comfort Zone Junkies

I have no idea who the Cowboy Junkies music group is because while I like to hear music, it is more background noise for me. I guess music doesn't have a conversation with me!

Anyway, Seth Godin wrote a post about the challenge that popular music groups have. All their fans want to hear the "old" stuff and really don't feel a connection when the group is producing new sounds.

In thinking about this, it is a demonstration of how most of us want to stay within the confines of our own comfort zone. It feels good to hear familiar music, or go to the same restaurant, or take the same route to work. We are creatures of habit because to do something different doesn't feel right or good.


Sandy of Sandy's Stuff for Women said...

I agree and I think that my husband and I are like that. But I think (just think, mind you) I might want to change.

But in a restaurant we frequent, we know what the food tastes like and we know the prices. But what's so wrong (other than wasting money which I hate to do) about taking a chance on getting a bad meal every once in a while?

Or maybe it's okay to stay within your comfort zone?? I'll have to think about that for a while, as I sit here in front of the TV and my laptop, right in my usual Sunday afternoon comfort zone.

Angie Weid said...

I love getting out of my comfort zone. When you do that, you find new experiences and perspectives.

This weekend I painted a room. My laptop is connected to my stereo, so instead of listening to the radio I chose a internet station playing only Cover Songs by artists. It was interesting to hear some popular songs are truly covers. The oddest cover I heard: Pat Boone singing Ozzy Osborne's "Crazy Train." I just started laughing!

Habits are good and comforting, though imagine what you could be missing by not experiencing something new. Good or bad, its all about enjoying yourself.