We ran out of toothpaste final week, a uncommon prevalence as a result of I am often fairly organised and all the time have "spares" of the stuff we use every single day - you recognize, shower gel, washing up liquid, that form of factor. Thankfully, I had a travel-sized tube in my wash bag. We needed to resort to utilizing that.
So after I trucked off on the weekly store, I purchased some extra. I simply bought our ordinary model. Properly, I assumed I had.
"Why did you purchase completely different Toothpaste?" was the howl I used to be greeted with the next morning. Truly, I did not, I stated, I feel if you happen to look intently you will see it is the same old model...
And it was and, then once more, it wasn't. You see, the producers, of their knowledge, had introduced out a brand new model of our previous favorite. A brand new and improved model apparently. In accordance with whom, I might wish to know? Hmmm... Who determined the previous components wasn't ok anymore and determined to mess with it and switch it into one thing completely unrecognisable from the unique model? Nobody in our home, that is for certain. Wager it was some govt in some large glass nook workplace who needed to shake issues up a bit.
Why is it some folks really feel the necessity to change for change's sake? Have they not heard of "if it ain't broke, do not repair it?" However then I suppose there's the flip aspect of the coin that asks why, when issues are clearly not proper, does nobody take some time to vary them for the higher?
Or is it we're simply not happy both approach? Will we simply need all the things to remain the identical? Are all of us essentially resistant to vary?
There's consolation in familiarity you see. We like issues we perceive, that we will depend on. We do not actually prefer it when issues change. It unsettles us and makes us really feel susceptible and unsure. So we regularly simply trundle alongside in the identical previous approach doing the identical previous issues and that appears to work for sure folks.
And there is all the time the argument that if it is not damaged, then there isn't any want to repair it. Issues that work completely properly as they're don't have any want for change. I perceive the need to have a brand new and up to date "three.zero" model of one thing that is been round for some time, however I actually do not see why we always really feel the necessity to "enhance" issues which are just about excellent as they're. I suppose the proper instance of that is the brand for a well-known cola firm; their trademark script have not modified since 1887.
The one drawback arises when that familiarity turns into contempt; after we begin to take an excessive amount of with no consideration after which immediately, we're surrounded by disharmony and discontent and that is not an excellent final result for anybody.
I am on the fence on this one. I like change, however provided that I really feel like I've bought a specific amount of management. What I discover tougher is when individuals who assume they know higher than me resolve to make modifications on my behalf and I've no selection however to go together with them. It is the sensation of not realizing that I do not like. However then I am a little bit of a management freak so I assume that is by no means going to vary.
What I do know, nevertheless, is that I might actually like to talk to the one that determined to vary our toothpaste. Wager he does not like the brand new flavour any greater than we do.