Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Change we must
Salleh Said Keruak
The only constant thing in life is change. That in itself as a contradiction because if it is constant then it does not change. And it is not easy to accept change because humans by nature are resistant to change. Most would like to take the path of least resistance like a meandering river finding its way to the sea. But one cannot avoid change just like one cannot avoid death. Eventually it comes for all of us.
Of course, change may not always be for the better but it comes nevertheless. What used to be the great empires of Greece, Portugal, Spain, Rome and so on today hang in the balance on the verge of collapse. One thing for sure, though, is that all the great empires now lost will never become great empires again. Once it is gone it is gone for good.
We need to embrace change when it comes because resisting it is like resisting the tide, a futile exercise. And we need to give it time to prove whether that change is good or bad. And if it is bad then the agent of change will yet again bring about change. But that change will never revert to what used to be because what used to be would no longer be there. That is the downside of change.