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FRESH EYES VISIONING re CHANGE(s). What “is” Change? Change “is” about?

March 26, 2016

FRESH EYES VISIONING RE CHANGE(S).

What is Change? Change is about everything. Certainly, with respect to time. Otherwise, maybe constant re some aspects, at least momentarily. Change is relevant when scanning across Centuries, and related Human Conditions: re persons, people(s), families, friends, associates, partners, chums, and communities. It’s about our various “Perspectives” (our perceptions and outlooks re our situations and related involvements, where the products and conditions of our life and living- health, welfare, progress, etc.- result.

Such Changes are commonly occurring within our homes, schools, colleges, universities, workplaces, and related places of business- and occur interactively or singularly. Further, what is established progress and improvement for some people, may be undergoing continuing change and development for others. Our basic concerns are about warmth, nourishment, clothing, shelter, water availability- all that enables, or disables, ongoing life and living.

TIME never stands still. Our clocks may be set forward or back, but “real time”- based on continuous galaxy movements- is perpetual. And, therefore, our concerns about Human Living (i.e. our related, daily World Views and Conditions) are “forever” changing.

Continuing, by looking back and forth, on this time-line for purposes of mindful thinking, it is currently convenient to look back at our ancestors during the 19th Century, and then our present families going forward in this 21st century. Making before and after comparisons, and knowing about conditions during the 20th Century, we can begin to describe how various places, situations, and conditions have been controlling- i.e. regulating change and advancements.

For example, while many neighborhoods-for-living and communities-for- business undergo growth/ contractions/ and wide-spread expansions (suburbs, and out-sourcing), our places of Higher Education appear mostly entrenched (geographically and re architecture). And, there are continuing concerns about more (rather than less) backward thought orientations with resultant negative biases.

This appears to have had a large effect on our learning and development, especially when acquiring up-to-date competencies related to current business needs. Of course, there are other reasons why such gaps between Schooling and Higher Education exist. And, our Nation & States are striving to creatively focus on reducing the gaps, while hoping not to be side-tracked.

With another before/after Perspective, we can visualize the “trails” taken, and being taken, by ourselves and other people endeavoring to achieve and advance. In this regard, we think of ourselves (our homes, families, teachers, residences, travels, education stints, self-employments, job hunts, and being employed, etc.). Then, we can relate these efforts to conditions associated with respective governing bodies, places for transacting business, and workplaces for productivity. This field of view basically relates to our Behavioral and Administrative affairs.

Jumping from one Century-to-another (19th to the 21st), we see that the ranges of travel and mobility around localities, the country, and the world have increased dramatically. Our ancestors began travels with horses, caravans and carriages (on land). And, to fulfill their quests for life and living (i.e. for economic reasons), they moved around and between continents on various water routes, as well. The whaling industry in pursuit of lamp oil for light and illumination went especially great distances (on long voyages). Sometimes, traveling was during harsh weather conditions and against the odds for successes (risky). Hardships within our contemporary societies appear to be of different kinds.

Our places of Higher Education, evolving from past civilizations and ancestral keepers of knowledge, appear to have related well with entrenched overseas enclaves, as they began anew. At least until certain studies and advancements became especially desirable. Then, with probably the most up-to-date curricula for students from all around the world, many came here.

However, the taught subject norms and methods established here, in a relatively new country, may not always have transferred well (when overseas students return). Such, off-site (remote) learning and orientation, often requires additional support and consideration when transitioning back to more usual, “everyday” home situations. Additional challenges may need to be recognized and addressed.

As we grew-up in our respective localities, homes, and places of worship, our communities provided elementary and secondary teaching re community needs and objectives. This concept of introducing new colleagues into communities with a spirit of cooperative fellowship appears to be universally fundamental (across the globe) for survival and comfort.

And, as we learned to improve the utility of basic elements (like animal, mineral, vegetable), involving our earth/fire/water/atmosphere/ and planetary system, we learned to be more holistic about our record-keeping and studies. We advanced and created skills/talents/ and competencies which enabled more advanced constructions, industrial products, healthier food services, and better clothing fashions.

However, ways and means, and associated affairs- occurring within the many circulating activities of our lives- gradually became more complicated (with some wheels spinning daily, in places, while moving forward in time). There are apparent needs for supporting transformation conditions, so that the needs of our society can be better served. Occasionally, we may assert ourselves and communicate for more widespread awareness and to promote solutions, but …….

A present challenge is for our world and it’s peoples to motivate forward with continued restraint re “bad” social interactions. While improving opportunities for more desirable, friendly, bondings, we can facilitate better “in-between relations” for mutual progress.

Our next period (of places in time) will reflect continuing efforts to learn more about conducting Behaviors and Administrations for Human Progress, more effectively. And, as always, our children will live with the truths and consequences.

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