Thermometer or Thermostat

Do you know the difference between cold blooded and warm blooded? I also never could figure it out. I thought cold blooded meant the creature had green blood (ja ja I know that is ridiculous maybe its from watching V as a child). Well…. They don’t.

To be cold blooded means that your temperature is derived from the external environment.

To be warm blooded means that your temperature is regulated to a constant irrespective of the external environment.

Thermometer – a measuring instrument that measures the surrounding temperature.

Thermostat – an instrument that creates the temperature around it. E.G. An air conditioner.

So… What does this relate to? I seem to notice that most people seem to live their lives either as a thermometer or a thermostat…. Still lost?
Thermometer types are people that are completely influenced by their outside happenings and circumstances.
Thermostat types are the type of people that change their environment or even better, they ignore the circumstances ( by this I mean negative ones) and go on.

It really depends on how you view life. Do things happen to you? Or do they just happen and we get to choose how to respond? I have spoken to some women simply to find out out why they choose the guys they are with (at least here me out before you judge) Some say “because he makes me happy”. Now they might not mean it this way, bu the phrasing does imply a selfish external approach in life. I mean does the happiness lie in that person and what he does? Is he responsible for the woman’s happiness? I am over-exaggerating to illustrate a point (just in case you ladies are pulling the weapons out).

If you listen closely quite a few people answer like that.
You make me feel this way……..
The government does not do this and that……
They never think of anybody but themselves…. (I especially like that one it speaks volumes of how someone looks at life)
The privileged people always get what they want…..
They did this to us……
And the stories can go on….

And I really don’t doubt that there might be validity to the blame. But its not changing your situation is it? I think its better to find the strength from within rather than blame your lack of taking action by some external influence which we really can’t change. I am sounding preachy her so I am going to stop.

Once again I would say that we cannot be in both extremes, but I think its better to live from one’s inner strength rather than be jostled around by what life puts in front of you….

THO

2 thoughts on “Thermometer or Thermostat

  1. TWS

    Yep, I agree.

    THERMOMETER types are people that are completely influenced by their outside happenings and circumstances.

    THERMOSTAT types are the type of people that change their environment or even better, they ignore the circumstances ( by this I mean negative ones) and go on.

    In the environment I work… I have to be the thermostat to keep me alive and to keep me going. Although the conditions I work in is horendous and stressful, I remind myself all the time “why I am here?”. The answer in my head comes back as…”for the love of the people”.

    I think my the battery/power in my thermostat has gone flat now. The environment I work in also finally changed me into a thermometer…made me fed-up.

    I have tried my best, THO. Now I have to move on. It is hard sometimes to stay the warm Thermostat in a cold environment.

    TWS

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    1. thst1 Post author

      Well even thermostats need a power source. That I would say is God and a good circle of friends that you are open with.

      Not a hundred, but a few. Just remember Jesus is the light we are simply reflectors. So don’t take it upon your shoulders to be the warmth, rather just allow Jesus to work through you

      THO

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