Thinking Allowed

The Paradox of Change

Isaac Mostovicz writes...

Laurie Taylor’s ‘Thinking Allowed’ is a constant source of stimulus.

Today Professor Taylor will be talking to three social scientists, each of whom in their different ways, want to argue that the emphasis on change–not just by politicians and management consultants but also by social scientists themselves–obscures the importance of continuity.

Simply delicious. Laurie’s point is that our commitment to the myth of change actually prevents change…wedded as we are to the an equal and opposite, but suppressed commitment to continuity.

Understanding the benefits of continuity, and the downsides of change is critical to moving change…

Change requires us to affect alterations in the underlying ways that we create and then re-assimilate meaning. In the language of Zen we must change deep structure, as well as surface form.

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