An Intriguing Perspective on Change
An interview with Vineet Sethi.
Interviewer: What are your thoughts on Change?
Vineet: I could be wrong but in my assessment, ignoring the exceptions, everything man-made is only stationary whilst everything Nature has built is ever-changing. There is nothing static about Nature, if you note carefully. Air, Water, Fire, Solar System, it’s all moving. Plants, Animals, Humans, what is fixated about any of that? Is there anything in Nature that settles down? Nothing does. They are always evolving, always growing, always changing. Humans are the only species that want to “settle down” and stop changing and stop growing.
It doesn’t connect with Nature.
So if you were to be closest to Nature, The Almighty, God, or whatever you wish to call this superior force, you need to keep changing.
If I were to become stationary and “settle down” I would become a building. I don’t want to be a building. I want to be like the ever-growing tree; like an ever flowing river; like an inextinguishable fire; forever in motion. Why settle, right?
Now, of course, it’s a given that when you are always changing, things don’t go your way due to a myriad of reasons. However, there is hope and a better tomorrow. And that is what life is. One must keep struggling to strive for a better tomorrow. You, much like Nature, will go wrong. Just because there was a tsunami the last time the Sea was in uproar, it does not decide to maintain calm waters till the end of time. So why must I, when things go wrong, “settle down” and the easy, and more worn out road through life?
I hate being stagnant and brackish. Therefore, I choose to be dynamic; I choose to change.
Change is inevitable; it is the only constant. It’s not easy nor is it simple but it is most essential.
“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
-C. S. Lewis
Vineet Sethi is a Business Coach and Life Coach with over 3 decades of experience. Read more about his work here – https://www.vineetsethi.com.
Reported by Trishima Reddy