Futurists and other consultants had been telling them, warning them (and their unions), about what was going to happen, and they couldn’t, wouldn’t, hear it. The power of rationalization is so strong that these organizations were brought to their knees because their leaders could not, would not, accept the changes that others could see.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t have troubles? Think about it. Anyone? We accept problems as a part of life, but doesn’t it seem a little odd that everyone has them, that no one gets off scot-free? And when you find anything that affects everyone, you need to start looking beyond the surface for a deeper explanation.
And the one thing that stands out from all the rest is how strongly we resist making the changes that are asked of us. Most people have to get backed into a corner with no other way out, before they will make the changes that The Universe has been asking of them all along.
If I were to ask you if you were happy, you would probably say, “Yes, mostly.” After all, you are doing OK. You’ve built a life that accommodates your needs and doesn’t push you where you don’t want to go. You’ve made compromises to get to where you are, and challenging those compromises means upsetting the apple cart and you’reRead more
Change is rarely easy. It is made difficult because it means the end of what has been and adapting to a new way of being. We don’t think much about eggs that become chickens or caterpillars that turn into butterflies, because they are “natural.” I don’t know how an acorn feels when it sprouts and turns into an oak tree,Read more