exact change

Recently saw a documentary on Vidal Sasoon http://www.vidalsassoonthemovie.com/  , nope … this is not a review, but one line from him stood out –  “… to be involved in the poetry of change …”

The phrase is simply interesting while we sit in an atmosphere of extreme change.  Every industry is feeling the impact of change and we as humans are either accepting of or fighting that word everyday.  There are too many politically correct way to express the word change than we even care to spit out, but the deep belief in that things should be the way they were is just plugging the ears and yelling “I am not listening.”  

change [cheynj]  verb, changed, chang·ing, noun

verb (used with object)   1. to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s opinion; to change the course of history.  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/change

Evolution, progress, adjustment, modification, – what is the poetry of change?

Obama built a campaign on the word.  http://change.gov/     It is initiative. http://www.change.org/    It is an obstacle or a path.  

Survival of the fittest” is a phrase which is commonly used in contexts other than intended by its first two proponents: British philosopher Herbert Spencer (who coined the term) and Charles Darwin.   Herbert Spencer first used the phrase – after reading Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species – in his Principles of Biology (1864), in which he drew parallels between his own economic theories and Darwin’s biological ones, writing, “This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called ‘natural selection’, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.”[1]     Darwin first used Spencer’s new phrase “survival of the fittest” as a synonym for natural selection in the fifth edition of On the Origen of Species, published in 1869.[2][3] Darwin meant it as a metaphor for “better adapted for immediate, local environment”, not the common inference of “in the best physical shape”.[4] Hence, it is not a scientific description.[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_of_the_fittest

Change is constant and has impacted lives for a very long time.  Benjamin Franklin said “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”  Sasoon was a man who changed the hair business in design, schools and product.  He created change in the business.  There are few in this world that have either the drive or the opportunity to do so.  Most of us struggle with change, but the reality is … the one’s who dance with it or find the rhythm in it are the innovators and survivors of the six letter word. 

Because there is no way of halting change.


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