Week 49: Change

Tapestry of Life

Once we have embraced complexity, we can see it is a rich tapestry. This non-threatening way of looking at change and its components and predicates is in keeping with spiritual ideals.
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Dissent – Challenging Conventions

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a
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Complexity

The simple mind does not like change, which it may resist to the point of self-annihilation. The ability to acknowledge, appreciate and embrace the complexity of systems has always been a valuable attribute. In the developed world today it is essential. In my lifetime, we have gone from national economies
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Revolution

Revolution is the action of many major changes. The word is associated with violence but violence need not necessarily accompany or precede change. Non-violent revolutions occur in science, art and every other system of endeavor with established norms. Even in politics, a revolution may be non-violent, though often it is
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Awareness of Things As They Are

The modern, and to my mind true, theory is that mathematics is the abstract form of the natural sciences; and that it is valuable as a training of the reasoning powers not because it is abstract, but because it is a representation of actual things. [T.H. Sanford] Mathematics, rightly viewed,
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Discontent

Along with the desire for progress, discontent is a primary emotional force behind change. Major change is unsettling, so an unsettling emotion like discontent may be necessary to overcome inertia and resistance.
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Change

Change appears on this calendar only once every few years. This illustrates the point that major change – as opposed to minor change, which occurs constantly – should occur infrequently. People need stability in the everyday conduct of their lives, businesses and other affairs. Change should occur when major flaws
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