|Posted by Fong Tien on April 14, 2011 at 4:25 PM|
Change is good, Change is healthy, Change is progression. I hear statements like these a lot recently, maybe not those exact words but the translation of what was said means the same.
I like to think that I embrace change and that some times I try to pre-empt change, in order to make life easier for me in the near future. This got me to thinking about our primeval forefathers who had to deal with dramatic change on a daily basis i.e. genuinely not knowing where their next meal was coming from. They truly lived and adapted to change at its most extreme.
Change of today seems to have been brought about by man's own doing, whereas in the primeval era they treasured what they had because they appreciated each other more and weren't seperated by special gifts which highlighted class differences and thereafter - MONEY.
Money...Probably the single most tragic change ever to affect everyone on the globe. From primeval glee to the segregated money madness of today, the only change that makes people jump up and pay attention is when their MONEY is threatened. How completely inhumane was the invention of MONEY? The sheer arrogance of implying a class system that says who is better than who because they have accumulated more MONEY, hits so far off the mark.
People are people, not shiny coins or folding pieces of paper, but alas my words pale into insignificance as we all think about how the ripples of change from human financial blunders affect our Money-houses, Money-cars, Money-holidays, Money-Food etc.
I think back to primeval man and what he would probably have thought about how we have dealt with change over the years.
'If you stay sleeping with dinasours, you can expect to be eaten'
(by Primeval Man)
'If you have no fiscal security, you can expect global bankruptcy'
(interpreted by Modern Man)