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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality; to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” by R. Buckminster FullerDespite the fact that Richard Buckminster Fuller isn't from our time, his wise words still resonate deeply. Also known as 'Bucky' he was born in 1895 and passed away in 1983 at the age of 87. His extensive resume includes American Architect, Systems Theorist, Author, Designer and Inventor.
In Today's World of Challenges, Buckminster's Quote Applies More Than Ever Doesn't It?
In situations that seem hopeless or all consuming, there’s really only one way out:
'to create a new situation that makes the existing situation obsolete'This logical approach applies to every area of life:
- Relationships - We aren't getting along? Stop fighting the situation and person, and build a new road
- Work - We have problems, have gotten laid off, or the Boss is on our case; instead of going into fight mode, we build a new road
- World Conflicts - Solve the problems by developing new ideas that make the existing problems obsolete
Instead of thinking of a way to change the current situation, Fuller's suggestion is to take the focus off the problem. If it's possible to forget it, forget it, and begin anew by building that new plan, that new approach.
Imagine what we could accomplish if we put down those spinning wheels and simply decide to build a new path.
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