October 20, 2017

Holding back evolution

CD StackSometimes it’s tempting to try and hold back the process of change—we may think we are strong enough to hold it at bay. We may even be successful for a time.

The trouble is…

The forces of evolution will eventually become so powerful that when we finally succumb to them, they may well sweep us away completely—which is more or less what happened to the record companies when electronic file-sharing became an over-whelming force, for example; and also what happens to people in their jobs when they don’t realise the world is moving on.

(Better to adapt ahead of the trend obviously.)

The question of course is how to recognise we are in this position.

Or how to help someone else realise that they are.

Seeing the narrative is part of the answer—telling the story to ourselves, or to another.