Change is inevitable.
Some change occurs through events beyond our control; some change can be managed — but only if we recognise what it is that must change.
Unanticipated change is unwelcome because adapting to it is uncomfortable; to be comfortable with change, it is necessary to know, in advance, what the change will entail.
Change that is planned, on the other hand, can be very welcome indeed.
Normality is relative; a matter of perspective.
- It is normal for a multibillionnaire to travel around the world in a private jet, and expect each and every whim to be satisfied as though it is an entitlement.
- It is normal for a childless person to view the overprotectiveness of parents towards their offspring as thoroughly bizarre behaviour.
- It is normal for a child born in the ‘wrong’ part of the world to view death from disease or starvation as a clear and present danger.
It is necessary to recognise certain truths, such as:
- fossil fuels are finite
- biodiversity is not an optional extra
- continuous growth of the human population on our world is not desirable
- ‘progress’ is not essential (also: it destroys the environment)
- corporations are man-made constructs (also: they are required — by law — to focus on greed)
- the concepts ‘nationhood’ and ‘human rights’ are antithetical (ie the attitude “I’m all right, Jack” is all wrong)