February 18, 2020

The Status Quo

We like to stick with the status quo, believing that if we do nothing, nothing will change.

But in a complex evolving system things are always changing. There is no such thing as a status quo.

All we can do is try and shape those changes.  To make possible new status quos that are better than the one we have now – and now – and now.

This is an almost impossible task.  But not to be given up.

Because if we don’t choose the shape of the next possible status quo, someone else will do it for us.

Or against us.

“What comes to pass does so not so much because a few people want it to happen, as because the mass of citizens abdicate their responsibility and let things be.” ~ Antonio Gramsci