Thursday, January 21, 2010
At the beginning of the poem, the person is being reactive. One gets into a hard situation and has to figure out a way to get out. They continuously make the same mistake and fall into the hole. I think this represent some of the mistakes we make in life. I think the point of this poem is to overcome your obstacles or bad habits. If you are so used to doing something it is going to be hard to change; however, if you would have taken the initiative from the beginning then maybe you would not have gotten yourself into such a bad situation. Obstacles are put in your way to see if you are strong enough to overcome them. Sometimes you make that same mistake over and over, until you finally learn to overcome it. When you overcome those obstacles you can move forward with a positive outlook and hopefully learn from your obstacles and be more proactive. Yes, I definitely think a person can go from being reactive to being proactive. It is always better to be proactive and take initiative rather than be reactive and try and make a change after an event has occurred. In order to change from a reactive way of thinking to a proactive way of thinking, a person must realize the benefits. If you take charge at the beginning of a situation you will not get in a bind afterwards. It might take a little more work to be proactive, but the benefits will be much greater in the end.