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Why New Paradigms are Vital for Any Change You Want to Make

Updated on August 14, 2012

Would Having Your Mind Blown Interest You? If So, Read On!

This is a self-help lens different from anything you've read.

Self-help, though, is a pretty broad term and I use it here in reference to any change you want to make which will improve the quality of your life. If you have a goal (or goals) that have remained just out of your reach, despite your best intentions and best efforts, this lens is as important for you to read as any you'll encounter.

I realize that is a bold statement and I don't blame you for being skeptical about it.

But, if I've described you correctly (as someone who has an unrealized goal), what do you have to lose by reading? My answer to that question is: you have nothing to lose by reading and. I believe you'll soon discover, everything to gain.

Had trouble losing weight, getting out of debt, finding your ideal soulmate, being as successful at your job as you'd like, finding a career, being as good a parent as you'd like, having as much money as you wish, or any other unrealized goal.? If I can't get you pointed in the right direction via this lens, I'll be surprised.

That's how confident I am in the power of the information I share here.

What is a Paradigm?

A Little History Before the "Mind Blowing" Stuff!

In 1962, while teaching that the University of California, Berkeley, historian Thomas Kuhn wrote his most famous book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. In it, he coined the term "paradigm". He argued that scientists must always be aware of paradigm shifts which open up new ways of understanding things that they may not have previously considered valid.

You've undoubtedly heard the term before; the terms "paradigm" and "paradigm shift" are now in our everyday lexicon and are applied now to anyone, scientist or not.

Paradigms are created from science. They are neither, inherently, "right" nor "wrong". And they remain in place for us until new paradigms arise from new science. Better more accurate science, like those which arise from scientific revolutions.

Why Should You Care About Paradigms?

Because We All Ask, "What's In it For Me?"

Whether or not you consciously think about it every day, there is nothing that impacts your life more than science. Even if you didn't like studying science in school and don't care if you never learn anything about it again, the life you lead is almost entirely the creation of science.

I'm not referencing all the wonderful inventions and improvements which have made a positive impact on your daily life when I make that claim; I'm talking about an influence much deeper than gadgets and technology that make your life more comfortable, productive, and enjoyable. Science influences your life beyond the inclusion of flat screen televisions, cell phones, and iPads. Science is the reason you believe the things you do, the reason you see things the way you do, and the reason you do the things you do. Science creates your paradigms.

Put in layman's terms, a paradigm is your framework, or lens, through which you understand the world. It might help you to think of your paradigms as the web browsing software you use. Every day you visit a vast array of websites, for personal, business, and entertainment purposes, and they are all distinct and unique. But your web browser (whether Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or any other you might use) is always the constant framework for all the websites you visit, providing the structure for their use and display; you might not even have realized this, but a website often looks and functions completely differently in different web browsers. The web browser you use presents the web sites to you in a certain format and provides you with unique web surfing options (which are different from other web browsers) while browsing the Internet.

You probably don't ever think about which web browser you use because you are accustomed to it and it is familiar to you. You wouldn't really ever have any reason to think about which web browser you use either because the one you use works just fine for you - you get to the web sites you want to visit and you're able to do everything you want to on the Internet. Why would you think about it?

Another way to envision a paradigm is like a fishtank in which a fish swims. Of course, in this example you are the fish and the fishtank is your paradigm. Obviously, a fish would not only never have reason to objectively examine the fishtank in which she's swimming, but she would also not have the cognitive capacity to do so. And, if she did, there is nothing she could do to change fishtanks anyway!

But you are not a fish. (If you are, please contact me and let me know how you are reading this lens!) You do have the ability to examine your "fishtank". And, not only can you examine your "fishtank", you have the ability to change it!

Why would you change your "fishtank"? Let me tell you a story about that...

The Story of a Little Fish Named Sam

An Fun Illustration of Why and When You Should Change Paradigms

This is the story of a little goldfish named Samantha. Sam for short. Even though Sam lived alone in a small, old-fashioned, single goldfish bowl, she had big dreams!

Sam had a dream that she was willing to do anything to accomplish. Sam wanted to become a super-powerful swimmer - powerful enough to swim in the open ocean like the giant tuna she read about in school.

Sam definitely had the desire; she dreamed about becoming a great swimmer every night. Sam definitely had the willingness; she would do whatever it took to achieve her dream, following whatever instructions she found which would lead her to accomplishing her goal.

Sam did loads of research and found the best instruction from a book called, Charlie Tuna's Guide to Swimming the Deep Ocean Like a Pro. She bought the book, read it cover to cover in one night, and decided that, beginning the next day, she would follow Charlie's instructions to the letter.

Sam was so excited that evening, she could hardly get to sleep!

The next morning, Sam awoke earlier than usual with a burst of energy. Today was the day she would get start accomplishing her goal; she knew that, within weeks, she would be ready to swim just as she'd always dreamed!

Except for one big problem. As Sam began her exercises, she immediately realized that her fishtank was too small to perform them properly!

There was nothing Sam could do; she had the desire, she had the willingness, and she had the expert instruction to follow, but she was living in the wrong fishtank!

Do you have an unrealized goal? Are you, like Sam, full of desire to achieve your goal, crammed with the willingness to do what it takes to reach it, and armed with great instructions provided by chosen experts in that field? But you've still been unable to attain it?

Maybe your unrealized goal involves losing weight. Perhaps it is about having more money. Is it about finding a true soul-mate? Or is does it involve your job or career? Regardless of the specific goal(s) you've been frustratingly unable to attain, if you're like Sam, you simply need to find the right fishtank!

Are You a Little Like Sam?

Here's the "Mind Blowing" Stuff!

Earlier I wrote that paradigms are created from science. They are neither, inherently, "right" nor "wrong". And they remain in place for us until new paradigms arise from new science. Better more accurate science, like those which arise from scientific revolutions.

But of importance to you - you do not have to wait until our entire society has adopted a new paradigm to adopt a new one personally. When you learn about better, more accurate science (which explains how the universe works in more precise and reliable ways) you are free to adopt new paradigms from it. You don't have to wait; you can be "ahead of the curve" and start using new paradigms to become more powerful and start having more efficacy in your life right now!

And here's even better news! You might not have realized it, but we've had a second scientific revolution. A second scientific revolution so powerful, impactful, and sweeping that it makes the first one look elementary by comparison.

That science is called quantum physics and it is the most precise, reliable, and accurate science ever created. Through quantum physics we are now able to understand almost exactly how our universe functions. So precise that famous Columbia University physicist Brian Greene says that, through quantum physics, we are as close to understanding the actual functioning of our universe as is humanly possible.

Are You Ready to Have Your Mind Blown?

If you haven't previously studied quantum physics, you are about to! As Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr said, "For those not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it."

There are four principle new paradigms which arise from quantum physics that deserve your attention and can help you finally find the right size "fishtank" to achieve your goal(s):

Holism - In our universe, the smaller objects which comprise larger ones are not "parts" in a "larger machine" - they are whole systems in-and-of themselves. These smaller systems which make up larger ones do not exist to serve the greater functioning of the larger systems; although they do often serve the larger system, that is not their "function". Smaller systems cannot be thought of like gears in a clock, because they are independent entities who's unique functioning is often greater than the sum of their parts.

Energy-Based - In our universe, action is not a reliable agent for creating, or predicting, any movement or change. Movement and change happen spontaneously, often independently of any identifiable cause-and-effect. Instead, movement and change can be said to be caused more by intention than action. The intention of the "doer" is infinitely more important and impactful than the specific action(s) the doer undertakes.

Involved Observer - In our universe, there is no such thing as a detached observer who can experiment and tinker, while watching, analyzing, and recording the results. An observer is a creator - she is as much a part of anything she is observing as the things being observed. In fact, the observer and the observed can be described as, simply, two different perspectives of the same phenomenon.

Non-Linear - In our universe, things do not happen in logical, sequential, and predictable fashion. Change, or movement, is not like pushing a row of dominoes, standing on end in a line where the first domino pushed causes a chain reaction which predictably topples each of the rest. There is often no identifiable cause for an effect and outcomes are no predictable nor reliable, even based upon previous results or experiences.

I hope it's easy for you to see just how many new possibilities are opened by these four new paradigms. And, even if you should decide to discard them for now, rest assured that these paradigms are already well on their way to replacing our current (inaccurate) ones. Why? Because these paradigms are infinitely more reliable descriptions of how our universe functions than the ones most people currently use.

In other words, your children and grandchildren will use them (even if you don't) because they will become (and, in fact, they already are becoming) the "conventional wisdom" of our future.

Are You Ready for New Paradigms?

Which do you say? And please share why you say it.

I'm a 21st Century Person; Full Speed Ahead!

About the Author

Author Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living.

Since 1995 Greg has written for his father, Clifford Kuhn, M.D. about health, wellness, and personal growth, crafting five self-help books for him and over thirty self-help articles for publication. Recently Greg published Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat, which is a portion of his larger self-help quantum formula, teaching people with unwanted weight how to finally lose it using quantum physicists. Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat has earned praise from both nurses and physicians alike.

In addition to performing entertaining and well-received speaking engagements and media interviews about quantum physics' power for personal growth, Greg also collaborates and speaks with Intentional Wellness, a Louisville, KY-based organization of doctors, nurses, and nutritionists who actively train people to have healthier lifestyles

In his new book, Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat Greg finally unveils his cutting-edge research into revolutionary new paradigms culled directly from the amazing science of quantum physics.

Always entertaining, Greg reveals simple, easy-to-use, "street-level" techniques for losing your unwanted weight sooner than you thought possible. You'll not only master these techniques quickly, you'll also have fun using them.

Future topics in Greg's Why Quantum Physicists... series will unmask new paradigms for successful teaching, parenting, romantic relationships, financial success, divorce, and blending families.

Be sure to check out Greg's awesome blog about using quantum physics on a "street-level" basis, Why Quantum Physicists...

Interested in Using Quantum Physics to Lose Your Unwanted Weight? - It's Really Pretty Simple to Do and IT WORKS!

Finally say goodbye to unwanted weight!

  1. Have you tried to lose weight only to wind up gaining it all back (and more)?
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  3. Are you tired of trying to hide your weight gains from family and friends because weight loss plans just don't seem to work for you?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you're no different than millions of Americans; you've been frustrated by your seeming inability to lose your unwanted weight. It might surprise you, though, to learn that the specific diets you've tried aren't the problem. Would it surprise you further to learn that YOU definitely aren't the problem either?

The problem is not the weight loss plans and neither is it you. The problem is the science! The diets you've tried have failed you because they are based on old, outdated science. Science that has, in fact, been replaced, right under your nose, by an amazingly accurate and incredibly reliable one called quantum physics.

Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat will teach you, in simple, everyday language, to unlock the awesome power of quantum physics to inject any weight loss plan with nitroboosting rocket fuel. You'll quickly find that the great-feeling, slender body you've dreamed of is just around the corner!

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    • GregKuhn profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @mstcourtjester: Mine too, MST. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be of value to you.

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      4 years ago

      Self-help is my favorite topic!

      Great Lens :)

    • Rachel214 profile image


      6 years ago from Haifa

      Very interesting. Thanks

    • GregKuhn profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @anonymous: First - then I'm late for my appointment. Second - a non-square. ;-)

      Thank you Tipi!

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      6 years ago

      What happens when time is changed by one second?

      What is the opposite of a square?

      Very well covered topic on paradigm shifts. :)

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      6 years ago

      You bring up a lot of good points about change in science. A lot of people who work in the field forget that it is ever changing. Nothing should ever be set in stone, because one day it could be proved that the stone is really jello and whatever is set in it can easily fall out. In my opinion, scientists should keep more of an open mind.


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