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September 21, 2020
Community Changes

What changes? What doesn’t?

2020 has produced a kind of cultural pathology around change.

Most people are naturally resistant to change.

 

Change brings with it a bogeyman: Risk.

Fear of loss is a bigger motivator than desire for gain.

The key is to not confuse the “what” with the “why.”

 

For example, people are built for community. It’s in our DNA.

In the 1950s, community looked like pasta dinners and bowling leagues.

Many children of the ’50s are mourning the loss of community because they have confused the what (pasta and bowling) with the why (community connection.)

 

Community hasn’t disappeared. It just looks different.

Today it looks like WhatsApp and TikTok.

The foundational values remain.

WE CAN MORE EASILY EMBRACE CHANGE WHEN WE REALIZE THAT THE “WHAT” IS FLUID. THE “WHY” IS ENDURING.