Why change is hard

(cross-post from Nonprofit Update blog)

For another perspective on why change is hard, let’s hear from noted futurist Douglas Adams (yes, THAT Douglas Adams) (hat tip Signal vs. Noise)

 “I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
— Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time)
I think all of us over 35 need to convince our brains that we are between 15 and 35.  All of us with a brain age of under 35 need to exercise said brain to keep it from growing old before its time.

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