Trading trouble?

I can’t recall where or when I heard the following illustration, but it has stuck with me over the years:

Let’s say every person took his or her troubles and packed them in a backpack. Then, we all tossed our backpacks in a heap and took a step back.

If we were given instructions to go back to the heap and select one backpack, what would you do? Would you select your own backpack or would you pick up another’s troubles?

Me? I would most likely take my own backpack. For some reason, the known is more comfortable than the unknown.

Let’s talk: What’s your take? Are you more comfortable with your own troubles, or would you take a chance on a different backpack?

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