Expect change in the world and be a driver of it

Expect change in the world and be a driver of it

Written by
Gautam Bakshi
Date published
May 5, 2023

I heard a good idea today by Alan Watts, he said that Buddhism has always been in a state of change because the Buddha planted a living seed that grew with time.

This idea is in contrast to the thinking we normally embrace. We find adapting new  ideas easy but we find changing ideas hard. This is why you often hear that change takes generations because the previous generation has to go away for those beliefs to be let go.

In modern technology, this is different. Systems are designed with failure in mind and pivots(changes) are built in. Startups are build for speed and that speed comes from failure and changing. The uncomfortable becomes the norm yet in life as we find ideas that work, we are unable to let go once they no longer help us.

What if our lives are in the same vein.

What if we except the change is permanent and nothing will stay the same. So instead of trying to build things that are greatly static for a time, we try to build things that will change and grow as our world grows.

What does that mean? It means that instead of trying to build for a future that you think it’s going to be static. Build for some thing that you think would transcend the past.

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