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It is one of those lessons that can take years to learn, and some people go a lifetime without learning it. People hate change.
It makes no difference whether or not the change is good or bad. The smallest differences in a time-honored routine can make anyone bitter, but it is amazing how much finding a way to accept change can improve your outlook on life.
Having said that, there are few forms of change more annoying than construction. Most people accept construction as a necessary evil, but loud noises and congested roads certainly lead to their share of headaches.
With all the construction projects happening at Liberty University, it can sometimes seem like complaining about construction is the official pastime of Liberty students. Despite the temporary inconvenience it causes, I believe these students are missing the point.
As an employee of the Liberty Bookstore, I have met countless Liberty alumni who return to campus wide-eyed and amazed at the amount of growth that has come to Liberty Mountain. Once the initial shock wears off, the great majority of those people say they love how much their school has improved and wish they could have had access to all the school offers today.
Instead of focusing on temporary inconveniences, we should be thankful to be attending a Christian school that provides so many positive changes for its students to enjoy.
In my short three years in Lynchburg, I have witnessed a new addition to Williams Stadium, a new Liberty Baseball Stadium, the additions to the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, a new library and much more.
I can only imagine what the future holds for Liberty, and I would never trade a minute of the construction it took to get there. I fully expect to return to Liberty 10 years from now and marvel at new facilities that I wish would have been available to me when I was a student, and I would not have it any other way.