Monday, March 22, 2010

The Process of Change

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

- Charles Darwin

Whatever side of the argument you’re on, well, that’s irrelevant. What we have all witnessed as a nation is the process of change on a massive scale. We saw how deeply entrenched people can get when guided by the power of their beliefs. Good or bad, right or wrong, momentous or catastrophic, we probably won’t know for years to come. But we do know this: politicians, notoriously protective of their turf, unwilling to upset the status quo for fear of losing their positions, set aside their political motives and voted their consciences to enact the largest social reform measure in half a century.

As President Obama said, “This is what change looks like.” It’s not pretty, it can be incredibly difficult, but the only way any society – or organization – can advance is by making the tough decisions that are not always the most popular to serve a greater good.


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