It wont be the same tomorrow

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht

Every single day the sun rises in the east and sets in the west; yet each day is very different from the previous and you can bet it will change tomorrow too. Similarly there are no major changes that happen in our lives on a daily basis and that are why by and large we are able to follow a routine. That is also the reason we are able to predict the future and plan for it too. However we are also aware that there could be sudden upheavals, unforeseen happenings and definite changes in a planned routine and so factor in this when we draw up plans.

The bigger problem is when changes creep up and we do not see it happening. This is extremely dangerous because we are often not forewarned, preparing for an unknown eventuality is a near impossibility and when things change we could be swept away by the sheer scale, intensity and novelty of the change. This is why R&D occupies an important place in the business set up especially where there is competition and where there is huge demand. Market driven companies can provide ample examples right from the innumerable varieties of mobile phones to the onslaught of sachets, ready to cook food and the personalization of the mass media because of the internet.

It is on the personal front that it becomes more challenging for us to anticipate change. The generation gap is often a good barometer of this sudden emergence of a reality that was always creeping home but one we side stepped. Fashion, style, art, music and lifestyles have changed over the years and we find it hard to identify with the new trends. While in the old days only the tough soldiers and particularly the navy men who got themselves tattooed, it is today a rage amongst the youngsters, particularly the girls. The music space too is seeing a proliferation of styles with rap and metal giving way to influences that are continent and country specific like Latin American, Indian and Arabian influences integrating with the pop and rock.

Technology is responsible for this sudden spurt in the changes that are rapidly engulfing us and paradoxically it is technology that also provides solutions to foreseeing trends. Technology itself is undergoing a major metamorphosis and so relatively new technology like the floppy, the CD’s and the desk top itself have almost become obsolete and will shortly be extinct. The computer is here to stay but the computing will be very different from what was originally conceived; in a nutshell that sums up the crux of today’s post.

Remember: “Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

Try these:

  1. Take on a challenge to give yourself a new look beginning with the physical go on to try and harness your talents and give in to your passions.
  2. Predict 5 changes that you think will happen in the next 5 years. Can you outline the type of change that will come about and its impact on you, the society at large and the world?

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