Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Change. It's a good Thing.

Mrs. Peeps thinks about change alot. Changes at home, at work, the relentless nature of change, change champions, change resisters, change terrorists. She is obsessed with and by change.

The dictionary has 24 explanations of change as both a noun and a verb, but it can generally be defined as "to make different in some particular". Maybe Martha Stewart didn't specifically have change in mind when she uttered her infamous line, "It's a good thing.", but the following great minds do offer some insight into the nature of change.

"Change alone is unchanging." - Heraclitus

"Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast." - Charles Dickens

"There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change. To be perfect is to have changed often." - Winston Churchill

"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be..." - Isaac Asimov

Change is complex, scary, hopeful. I don't know why Mrs. Peeps is thinking about it so much, but perhaps all will be revealed in the fullness of time.

Me, I'm not so comfortable with change unless it is changing my nap location.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

You're right. Change is a good thing. Having said that, I'd like to change my working hours from Noon - 2pm. Same pay and a one hour lunch of course.

The Blonde One said...

ahhh...koko....you are wise and prophetic cat. Could I ask that you create a change in high heels. that they will be comfortable. on a cement floor. for a six hour stretch?

Celtic Knitter said...

Change can be too much of a good thing. Some of us need it more than others . . . and it can get us into trouble!

El Timido said...

Koko here is an answer to your question about why Mrs. Peeps is thinking about change so much.

Mamus :3

Ode to the cat
..................
But the cat,
only the cat
turned out finished,
and proud:
born in a state of total completion,
it sticks to itself and knows exactly what it wants.
.................
by Pablo Neruda 1904-1973

koko puff said...

Kelly, perhaps one day you will have a boss who will embrace your inner slacker. Unfortunately, I'm told today isn't that day!

koko puff said...

Ms. Blonde One, I will see what I can do. This is a most reasonable request. I take it your feet are not enjoying your trip! Well, no fear, only one year left then you are a new demographic - you'll join the legions of emancipated over-thirties with comfortable shoes!

koko puff said...

Celtic Knitter, 'tis true about trouble. "Trouble doesn't seek people; people seek trouble." (Chinese proverb)