People talk about being a new year and being a new person. Really?
Did you question your beliefs and change your lifestyle? That’s what a new person would do. Have you done anything uncomfortable, or something you didn’t want to do? Probably not. So what is new about your personality?
One of the things that I learned about Gen Z last week is that they are at odds with Gen Y (Millennials). Gen Y wants to make changes in the system, and Gen Z wants to burn the system down. I have seen that most people who try to change the system get changed by the system and they don’t make change at all.
We only need to look at history to see this. Rosa Parks confronted the system and changed it for the better. Gandhi confronted with salt tax and changed the system. Trying to slowly change things has proven that it doesn’t work. It’s painful, but major change has to happen for it to be lasting.
Ok, I hear you. You say that abortion was a major change and 50 years later it was changed as well. This is a very deep and personal topic that many people feel strongly about. I am not going to argue for either side. You can believe whatever you want to believe. I just have to say that I used to feel one way about it, and now I feel another. I am in no position to judge others. What I will say is that change is difficult, and ultimately we need to respect as many different POVs as makes sense.
Let others speak to your change. LinkedIn panders to narcissism but it doesn’t help you or anyone else.