Monday, March 22, 2021

March 22--Handling Change

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.  --Charles Darwin 

    The first thing this quote brings to mind for me is the rioting at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Those who were not capable of handling the change in administration used violence to display their inability to cope. 
    Change is one of the few things we can count on in life. We are organically designed to evolve, and it is an unstoppable force given our free will and creativity. I would say that those who can manage change are the strongest and most intelligent. Those who seek to pull us backward are neither. 
    This weekend I changed state, Kansas to Colorado, and I changed from tax work to relaxing with family and forgetting about numbers and forms. These changes are not traumatizing. Why, then, are some changes so difficult? How about moving out of a home where you've lived for decades? What about losing a loved one? What if one receives a dreadful diagnosis? What about an anticipated promotion not happening? We can get into a pleasant "rut" and take for granted that everything will always be that way. But alas, change is a constant. Keeping our minds open to potential changes and the good they can bring makes the moving target of life much easier to handle.  
    Headed back to Kansas,

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