Like pulling off the Band-Aid

A great quote I heard yesterday, via Jackie Danicki (and coming courtesy of a post on her blog):

“We hate two things: We hate change, and we hate the way things are.”

Sounds like a conversation I had yesterday summed up succinctly. Oh, and another one the day before. Oh, and come to think of it, another chat the day before that. And, uh…

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

3 thoughts on “Like pulling off the Band-Aid”

  1. That’s foolish. Who is “we?” You describe two different groups of people. I can’t think of one person I know who wants change in this city and also “hates change.”

    If you’re talking about the people of Cincinnati as a whole, it’s a meaningless statement. Of course there are some who hate change (this would describe most people in Cincinnati, in my opinion), and those who want change. It’s like this in every city. What’s the point?

  2. I think the quote could also be interpreted as people like to complain, yet they do little to make changes or offer solutions.

    As for your assumption that the quote (it wasn’t my quote, as I said, I heard it from a friend who heard it from someone else) about all Cincinnatians, I think you would be jumping to conclusions. I don’t know who they were talking about. My guess it was no one specific.

    I try to avoid generalities and personally don’t think everyone in Cincinnati has to do with anything that everyone is doing, trying or saying.

  3. I interpret the quote as saying that many people aren’t happy with the status quo, but they are not going to make an effort to change things. They will just accept things as are figuring that nothing can be done.

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