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Growth or Atrophy

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    It is a part of nature and evolution that a species must grow, change, and/or adapt if it wants to thrive and survive.   If the species do not wish to change, evolve, or adapt to its environment, it gradually becomes extinct.

    Many conservative people prefer to live in the past and refuse to acknowledge that there are new technologies and methodologies of doing things and solving problems.   An exampe of this is the growth of ultraconservative and ultraright movements worldwide.   These people see the wrongs of society and instead of inventing and implementing new and creative ways of solving problems, they prefer to regress to older ways of doing things.  This older methodology was fine in a more simpler time but not in the postmodern era.   Many conservatives prefer to remain in the past because the past represents comfort, safety, and security.    Change and newness makes conservatives quite uncomfortable because they represent the unfamiliar and conservatives are quite afraid and suspect of the unfamiliar.

    What many conservatives do not realize and/or acknowledge that despite their protestations, society is evolving and will continue to change and evolve.   This is future shock-rules and mores which worked well in the past are no longer applicable.   However, many conservatives decry the new morality and way of doing things.   Change is inevitable and part of life.    If one cannot change, he/she eventually atrophies.   Do you agree with this premise!  Let's begin the discussion!

  2. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    I will go as far as to say that "Life is ever changing" and NOTHING remains unchanged. The fact that many people fail to understand that is one of the bigger problems facing people, especially politically and socially in America.

    Edit: Growth is what we as a collective should be working on and the more people doing so, will keep the political circles and social circles in check.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Excellent topic.
    I imagine you will soon be lambasted with the other side, which argues that "we' are not against technology or new ways of doing things.
    "We" are all for progress because that is what makes businesses thrive and our economy thrive and our country thrive.
    Viva technology!

    Where "we" have a problem is accepting immoral behavior as somehow progress or forward evolution.
    The Bible will no doubt be brought into the discussion as the definitive source.

    For the sake of argument, I will bring up other civilizations that allowed themselves to become decadent in the extreme. Last days of Rome and all that...

    I personally worry that our society has been flirting with disaster for decades and could be close to collapsing in on itself.
    For me, this is evidenced by slavish worship to the almighty dollar and aggression and violence perpetrated by wars of intoleance -- including those on fellow citizens who don't want to live in the Dark Ages, clinging to guns and religion.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great!  Mighty Mom, so glad to have you on board!