I’ve been doing a lot of contemplation about change lately. Now I know there is lots of research about change, many books and articles I could read (and some that I already have), and quite a few different schools of thought. But I have been less interested in seeking out the research and more interested in how my questions and thoughts about change make me feel. I’m not entirely sure why, but this time when I think about change it feels intensely personal, and meaningful, and heavy yet exciting all at the same time.
This change, and the contemplation surrounding it, have taken many paths and many forms in my head, but I keep coming back to the same questions:
- Can you ever really enact change from within the system?
- Or can the most impactful changes only truly happen outside the system?
- But can change outside the system ever impact the system itself?