Why We Can’t Do Things the Same Old Way

If you have five minutes, check out this remarkable presentation on the way the world is changing.  I watched it full-screen with the sound turned up and at the end of it my jaw had dropped–literally.  It makes me think the future is going to embrace people who can adapt quickly to sudden change, and that the innovative and adventurous will thrive in ways others cannot.

5 thoughts on “Why We Can’t Do Things the Same Old Way

  1. It’s always easier to live in the past where we feel comfortable and things make sense. Unless you are in a bad situation, change never feels good. But if we don’t change and adapt, we become irrelavant and lose our ability to bring Christ to the world.

  2. I question some of the logic in this video. “The 25% of India’s population with the highest IQ is greater than the total population of the US” does not necessarily mean that “India has more honors kids than America has kids.” If that’s true, then by the same token we can also say that India also has more remedial kids than America has kids. It has good points, but I’m not sure if I believe it all.

  3. I ran across a book that addresses the pace of change in our society. It’s called THE GIFT OF CHANGE by Marianne Williamson. A quote from the Introduction gives a taste of what this book will discuss–> “The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one’s influence wide is to learn to go deep. The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls. Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it.” This looks to me like an interesting counter to this video clip. It speaks to me of the power of God’s spirit even amidst mind boggling change. Within the spirit and pace of God’s leading, we will find the truth, compassion and strength to navigate a world that wants to move at light speed technologically speaking, but still stumbles in the darkness when it tries to love.

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