Wednesday, November 6, 2013

People Hate Change

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but people hate change. However, it becomes an interesting fact in light of how very quickly humans adapt to their surroundings. No matter what their situation is, it becomes normal to them, and normal is a great comfort. 

When somebody’s normal is taken away from them, they become uneasy, unhappy. They can become depressed or highly agitated. And yet, regardless of how things have changed from their normal, as long as it is consistent, it becomes a new normal, and the person will get used to this situation.

People are so strange in the way they get so incredibly upset when things change, and yet they have no idea how quickly they get used to that change and forget that it was ever different from what they were used to. This also highlights another curiosity of the human condition: memory retention. But I will save that for another time.

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