Saturday, January 2, 2010

Inevitable Change

I hate change. I usually fight and kick to stay with what I'm comfortable with. It drives me crazy when Hotmail, Facebook, or something else you are familiar with changes their format. I think most people can relate to this. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I still don't know what Blue Ray is and I don't even understand Twitter either. I think it's just really short blog posts or updates on your phone. I'm not sure, but the phrase "tweeting" sure sounds dumb.

I still don't have TV reception since last year because I haven't gotten around to installing my new HD receiver. I'm still hoping all the broadcasting stations will switch back to regular rabbit ears when they find out that I've been inconvenienced by the HD upgrade and would prefer not to change.

I have a feeling that there will be some major changes coming up soon. I'm no Nostradamus, but it's obvious that change is inevitable. Since change is going to happen, I might as well to learn to accept it. I sometimes feel a little like those people who used to cling to their typewriters, rotary phones, or VHS players despite improved technology. I think the people who will make a killing in the new economy (also know as the crappy economy) will be those who are flexible and can quickly adapt to changing business models. Some people will actually thrive under tough circumstances if they have the right attitude. Those who embrace change can move ahead and benefit from the very changes they fear. I'd like to be one of them. I will try to get with the times this year and improve my abilities to adapt in a changing world.

PS-While my need to accept technological changes is a no brainer, there are still many political, philosophical, and moral, changes and movements I am not a big fan of and don't plan on embracing, just because everyone else is doing it.


Kristina P. said...

My husband got a Playstation 3 for Christmas, from his parents, and apparently, it has Blue Ray. I don't even know what that means.

And tweeting is dumb.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

I dont have a mobile phone and am not on Facebook or Twitter. Right old dinasaur!

peewee said...

My new modem is still in it's box. I was FORCED to switch from cable to Direct TV. And now my life is ruined. Im still paying for cable internet AND DSL because I'm afraid to install that damn thing on my own. DAMN YOU TIME WARNER FOR SUCKING SO BADLY!!


Eric said...

I hate change too. I bought some holiday stamps at the post office for Christmas cards and they gave me some weird $1 coins. Bummer.

Jeanne said...

The problem I have with a lot of the new technology is that I don't see that it improves our quality of life. It gives us more ways to be busy, but it doesn't really add much value. So you can send up to 140 characters telling the world what you're doing right this second. Who benefits?