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Change - it's the only constant

I am forever being told that what I and a relatively few others believe in requires the sort of changed thinking that will never happen.

Last week I illustrated the number of years it took for certain inventions to be taken up by 1% of the world's people; from cars to You Tube, from electricity to the internet. What was striking - to me at least - was that those more recent inventions were taken up by the masses far more quickly than those from before the second world war.

Many historical figures from our recent past - and some still with us - often spoke about change and I offer a selection of quotes for your reading pleasure:

"When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how like life in a stationary one, and do without change" - George Bernard Shaw

"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything" - George Bernard Shaw

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living" - Gail Sheehy

"Resistance at all costs is the most senseless act there is" - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Change means that what was before was not perfect. People want things to be better" - Esther Dyson

"If you don't like change, you will like irrelevance even less" - General Eric Shineski

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress" - Charles Kettering

"The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change" - Bill Clinton

"When you're finished changing, you're finished" - Benjamin Franklin

"Change is inevitable. Change is constant" - Benjamin Disraeli

"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts" - Arnold Bennett

And finally, from the master;

"You're in control of it all...Flip your thinking. The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking" - Albert Einstein

At every point in history something new was regarded with fear and trepidation by many, but change is what we are as a race. The changes coming will benefit everyone. Watch out for them!

#blockchain #cryptocurrency #change

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