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Thoughts on Flexibility, Change, and Habit

Originally posted on Carrying on Endlessly:
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change. ” ~Charles Darwin Most people learn about the concept of evolution and survival of the fittest in high school biology. I have always found the concept interesting; that the living things that prevail are the ones that are able to adapt based on their circumstances. It is also interesting to think about this concept in terms of human nature and everyday life. We know that animals have evolved over time as the ones equipped for change survive, but what about people? Can our attitudes toward inevitable change evolve? Have we grown more accustomed to change over time, or are we consistently the same in terms of our inflexibility? I think about these questions in a more abstract sense (of course we have adapted to changes in our physical environments and the natural world, we are here after all). For example, how we adapt to change brought about by the…