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The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathaniel

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  1. iyerviji

    iyerviji IL Hall of Fame

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    It's often said that change is the only constant in life. Napoleon once said, "One must change one's tactics every 10 years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority." In today's society the pace of change is immensely faster, and it will only continue to accelerate.

    In present age there is change in everything, from keeping names to life style. Earlier when a child is born names of their grand parents used to be kept. But now a days names are kept searching in google and adding the letters of both the parents. Everyone wants short names and earlier long names were kept and they were all God's names.

    From Stove to Gas is there for cooking. From typewriters to computers, Laptop, Tablet etc. From landline to mobile, now a days many have stopped using landline and use only mobiles atleast landlines twenty four hours available but mobile has to be charged and those who are at home forget to charge and sometimes dont attend and when there is emergency we get so irritated when we dont get them.

    Now a days only some use radios , otherwise most of them only TV and now music can be heard through mobiles also. From joint family to nuclear family. From kumkum to tickli. Now a days we use washing machine , grinder etc for fast work, though they are good but many of us are suffering from health problems. Earlier woman used to do all the work, cooking, washing, cleaning, sweeping swabbing but they never had much health problems. Now after having all the facilities, many are having leg pain, shoulder pain etc.

    Your success in life isn't based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business. -Mark Sanborn

    Change is inevitable. Some people change for the better and some for the worst, so you can either embrace them or replace them.


    If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. -Gail Sheehy


     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    Thanks Mami..
    Yes times change, so do people among other things that you have mentioned..
    We just have to observe and where ever possible accept the change, if unacceptable to our taste, be a silent spectator , that is all..

    Regards,
    Vaidehi.
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    Thank you very much Vaidehi dear for your first feedback which made my day. Glad to get your feedback always. Yes I agree with you
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    yes maam whatever u said is true. but maam do u feel that our life should have been same as like it was before??
    but i feel that it is so good that we have advance technology and we have developed a lot. earlier being lady was just to house limit...but now a days ladies are not less than male they have equal rights and life style as like male and we should be proud of it...what say??
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    Nice Article Vijima...As some one rightly said " Change is the only constant thing in life"
    The adaptation to change is faster in the coming generation as compared to previous.I remember when we were kids , new clothes were only for festivals,gifts only for birthdays and daily menu was normal routine and fixed.
    Now we keep buying clothes ,gifts and toys whenever there is a Sale !!!!
    We keep changing our wardrobe,our menu,our schedule....
    Adaptation to change is necessary but my point is that we are overdoing it without realizing.
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    No dear I am also happy with the modern technology. Ya dear now a days ladies are shining in every field and they are independent also. Sitting at home I am able to be in touch with my children abroad.
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    @ladysayhello dear welcome to my thread . You are right we used to get clothes only during Diwali. Gifts were very rare, no return gifts too. Now we have plenty of everything . I als agree in some cases we are overdoing. Children should not be given whatever they ask and buy for them only which is needed because they should also know the value of money
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    Dear Vijiakka,

    Frankly, the changes that are happening around us keep us active and catching up all the time. I have a friend physician who refused to touch computer despite the changes happening in the medical field. She was using an assistant to input all clinical data. When we all cautioned her about her need to catch up, she said she would retire if she had to use computer. Someone recently bought her practice and now she works for a corporation. They told her she had to maintain her own clinical data using EMR. She is now learning from the scratch.

    If we have to communicate with our grandchildren effectively, we have to keep track of all developing life skills.

    Viswa
     
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    Re: The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathan

    Thank you Viswa dear for your thought provoking feedback nd sorry for the late reply.Glad to knowabout your friend
     

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