It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
~ Charles Darwin
Darwin may have been talking about evolution when he wrote that sentence, but it is applicable to everyday life too. Unfortunately, although I may be intelligent, I am certainly not responsive to change. Everything, from co-workers leaving, to moving, to a change in the schedule of my favourite TV show throws me off. And, oddly enough, no one every consults me before making these changes. So, I have to deal with the change whether or not I want to, and I rarely deal well. Depending on the magnitude, there can be tears, anger, frustration, or a general feeling of unease. If the change is something that is generally considered bad (someone getting sick, laid off, etc.) I spend a lot of time wishing I could make things different.
There has been a change fair sized change in my life this week; actually, in my parent’s life, but it effects me, of course. And, with quanta and I looking for a condo to buy (our first home that will be all ours and not a rental!) another big change is coming. Hopefully, as I deal with more and more significant changes, things will get easier.