Ever hear someone lament that things just aren’t what they used to be?
Well, here’s a news flash: they’re right. The world today is not the same as it was thirty years ago.
Not the world, not the country, not your neighborhood, and not you.
And that is a good thing.
I would go so far as to say it is the essential thing, so far as the United States is concerned. As I see it change – a better word might be dynamism – is one of the two constants that have propelled us since our founding to today, and I see no reason for that – for change – to change anytime soon.
The other constant, in case you’re wondering, is contention. We are now, and we have always been, one contentious people. That will be a subject for a different post, so for now, let’s talk about change. (more…)