Just some musings
Why is the status quo so hard to change? I believe the status quo is so hard to change b/c inertia is so strong.
- Newtons 1st law of physics: Inertia.
An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force
For the status quo to change an outside force must act upon it. A rally, a protest, or movement must will itself to change the status quo.
What if we ignored the status quo? What if we challenged ourselves to create a better world, today without accepting the status quo? What if we were tasked with designing a new system from scratch?
Covid-19 has forced us rethink a lot about our daily status quo’s:
- What businesses and works are essential?
- Do we need to live in densely populated cities?
- Is school educating our children or allowing parents to work or both?
- Will Zoom replace the classroom or the boardroom?
- Can we celebrate joyous occasions with modest affairs?
- What does “innocent until proven guilty” mean in the 21st century?
- What does journalism and journalist integrity mean when there is no accountability and everyone is a journalist or blogger?
- Are all opinions equal? What makes someone an expert ?
- Free speech vs Propoganda
- What does society do when saving lives and saving jobs seem like competing values?
- What is the role of Government in our daily lives?
I find myself reflecting on these and more questions these days.
I’m thinking aloud. I don’t have anything deep or profound to write. But, asking about the status quo’s is profound.
So, if you’re reading this: think about your day and ask yourself about 1 aspect of your life – why is that the status quo?