How To Change The World

Things often have resistance to change, but nothing remains itself but change in this post I’m going to show you how to overcome it in any scenario you face.

All changed, change utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Yeats – Easter 1916  (Get the book)

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with our selves we make poetry.

Yeats – Essay 1916 (Get the book)

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.

Hooker – English Dictionary Preface

Change is the most salient feature of all life….
Everything changes; and the saying goes:

Everything changes and nothing remain itself but change.

The Inevitability Of Change

In the natural world, change goes by the name of growth, including in humans.

The seasons, the young, the old, everything changes. And the end of the cycle of change in the natural world in its material aspect is decay & death.

Cultural Change

Here change find another meaning in the philosophy of history: change in the natural world including humans their bodies age, is indomitable: it takes course without any outside interference to its process.

But the cultural change has a unique historical human quality that is called the “Subjective Factor”

Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) Said:

Allah does not change a people unless they themselves change their minds and hearts

 

‘History’, Stephen Said
‘Is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake:’

Joyce – Ulysses (Get the book)

Because cultural-historical change is connected with, first of all, the material economic and class interests and all cemented by certain legitimizing ideology.

It takes the form of a battle: class war. ethnic war national war. In international war.

Change in the natural world comes about without any expression of will power, it comes to pass: nut in human societies the will power [the subjective factor] plays a major role:

I’m going to build the kind of nation that president Roosevelt hoped for, president Truman worked for, and president Kennedy died for.

Lyndon B. Johnson 27 Dec 1964

THE END of life for humans is expressed by this legislative motto:

The greatest happiness of the greater number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

Jeremy Bentham: the commonplace book (Get the book)

Resistance To Change

Resistance comes from the ranks of those whose interests do not mesh well with change: they suppress it fight it, they don’t let it come to pass easily.

Fortunately, some people are relatively open to discussion and persuation: so the pioneers of change should work persuasively on the minds & hearts of resisters to change try to win them over.

The Psychological Factors

Some people don’t accept change because it tampers with their old familiar world.

Change in clothes, hairdos, consumptions, political ideas, and cultural & technological innovation gives them chills: they feel uncomfortable with the new.

Of course, the familiar old things and ideas were once brand new they sent the same shivers into the backbones of the older generations.
So don’t panic, even the new soon will become quite familiar as you become accustomed to it.

And since the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself then laissez-passer.

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