There is an old saying - the only things certain are death and taxes. I suggest that is incorrect as change is another constant we all face. Change is with us every day, in small and large instances.
As further proof of change, the lyrics to Bob Dylan's anthem to change have been updated (changed) reflecting things in 2018
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. That is a call to arms to stand up and try to affect change in the world - and it works for any political party or cause. In 2016, we here in the USA elected perhaps the most effective agent of change in our history. We are now in the throes of that change and are about to decide if 45's notion of change is one we wish to continue. The electorate will once again become the agent of change - new or continued. Democrats are in the process of nominating their preferred agent of change.
There are the simple changes we perform daily - changing clothes, the food we eat, perhaps the way we get to work and countless others. There are more impactful changes we deal with - get married, get divorced, birth of a child, death of a loved one. These all have huge impacts on our daily lives. Our lives really are about change and our capacity to deal with it.
Something that has changed over time is how and where we shop. There was a time when salespeople were required to make change to purchasers. The customer would hand you a $20 for his or her purchase and the sales clerk would count back the change - for example a $15.23 purchase would have changed counted back something like this - that's 14.23 +.02+.25+.50+5.00 makes $20. I'm afraid that talent has gone the way of the dodo bird and other extinct creatures. Cash registers include pictures of the items being purchased and tell the clerk how much change to return. Without that basic skill, I could not have succeeded at several of my jobs but alas, the world is changing.
That's my brief shack-take on change and it marks the end of the line for the weekly 2-on-1 blog. Be sure to check Ramana's Musings and This and That, There and Here for their take and I'll see you next week, same bat time and new bat channel.