"That's just the way it is," is my newest hated expression, and you know why? Because it reeks of complacency, because it says, "This is how it's always been done and I don't have the guts or balls or will or interest to change it." Just because that's how it's always been done doesn't mean that's always how it has to be done. What if Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, "Women don't vote, that's just the way it is." What if Rosa Parks said, "Black people sit at the back of the bus. That's just the way it is." The United States would be a different place.
Everytime a person says "that's just the way it is," it's a resignation. It's an acceptance of the status quo. Who cares if that's the way it is? Does "the way it is" make sense? Should it continue to be that way? Next time someone tells you that's "just the way it is," I encourage you to ask, "why?" Then ask yourself if the answer makes sense. And if it doesn't, work to change it.
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