“If we want things to stay as they are, then things will have to change.”
Bill got quite a kick out of it, and I told him that I loved it even though I wasn’t totally sure I knew what it meant. But it’s not so much a lack of understanding as a realization that this seemingly contradictory statement can apply to so many things–elder care, culture change, dementia. You can even go outside the Changing Aging arena and apply it to a marital conversation, or a parent talking to a teenager.
I think there is a lot of hidden wisdom in this statement. I wonder how the readers of changingaging.org see it? I would love to have you send in your thoughts of what this statement means to you, in your life, in your work. Let’s get a thread going and see what we can learn about change.