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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today.  No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be…  This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
     —   Isaac Asimov
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On This Day In:
2015 Dawn Is Coming
2014 Back When I Was A Firebrand
2013 Pen In Hand
Word Up!
2012 Disturbing
Trying To Keep Up
2011 Unreliable And Selective
2010 Adult-Onset Athlete

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It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better.  But it is true that we have exchanged corpulence for starvation, and either one will kill us.
    ―    John Steinbeck
From his book:  “Travels with Charley: In Search of America
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On This Day In:
2015 Notes On My Nightstand
2014 Generations
2013 Two For One
2012 Seen And Heard
2011 The Hazards And Vicissitudes Of Life

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Both tears and sweat are wet and salty, but they render a different result.  Tears will get you sympathy, but sweat will get you change.
   —  Jesse Jackson
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On This Day In:
2014 Trapped (Again)
2013 Someone Else Believes
2012 The Practical Value of Science
2011 Seize Gladly The Difficult Task
A Constitutional Conversation
2010 The Fierce Urgency Of Now…

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Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
    —  James Baldwin
[What am I afraid to face?  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Honoring Firefighters
2013 And Never Will
2012 The Human Adventure Continues
2011 Almost Never

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“I see so many gifted skateboarders  —  they all want it, they all have vision, but they don’t get there,” Mullen says.  “And that’s because they don’t have the one thing I can’t teach them, because it only comes from the process of falling and getting up again and again and again and again.  That process changes who you are.”
  —  Rodney Mullen
As quoted by Brendan I. Koerner
From Koerner’s article: “Getting Up” in the February 2015 issue of Wired Magazine
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On This Day In:
2014 What Is Still Possible
2013 Strength Is There
2012 Beyond Reasonable Doubt
2011 Celebrating Values
2010 Is it just me, or is it suddenly dark around here?
Dance!

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Sincerity becomes apparent.  From being apparent, it becomes manifest.  From being manifest, it becomes brilliant.  Brilliant, it affects others.  Affecting others, they are changed by it.  Changed by it, they are transformed.  It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can transform.
   ―   Confucius
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On This Day In:
2014 Prayers For Junior
Senseless
2013 Interesting Drink
Super Bowl XLVII Declared A No Bird Zone
2012 Smile
2011 Come Forward

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It is a paradox that in our time of drastic rapid change, when the future is in our midst devouring the present before our eyes, we have never been less certain about what is ahead of us.
   —   Eric Hoffer
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On This Day In:
2013 But So Far…
Twice Moved
2012 Just Like Bubbles
2011 Caring and Driving
Achieve Greatly
2010 Unwise To Trust
Attitude
If The Mind Is Not Tired
Irrationally Crazy
2nd Pair – Shoe Review
Ahnu – Gesundheit!
2009 As for me…
Health Care Reform Now!!

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You ask of me: “Why change?
I can only answer: “Why not?
I do not demand change for its own sake, or even for my own sake;  I demand it for the sake of those who must follow.  For the sake of those who hunger for food or thirst for knowledge.  For the old, the tired, the broken, and the breaking.  For all those in need of change — I demand it.
I demand change because in these times, to stand still is to fall behind.  I demand change because I am here, and speaking, and you are there, and listening.  I demand change because if a culture can change, it can survive, it can advance.  And advance is progress.  Above all else, I demand progress.  I demand it!
  -–    KMAB
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On This Day In:
2013 Pen In Hand
Word Up!
2012 Disturbing
Trying To Keep Up
2011 Unreliable And Selective
2010 Adult-Onset Athlete

 

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Man has a limited biological capacity for change.  When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
  —   Alvin Toffler
From his book: “Future Shock
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On This Day In:
2012 Two Ear Ticklers
Justification
2011 To Avail The Nation

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