The New Normal

The greatest bless every human being has is to adapt. No doubt. It’s because this adaptive instinct that help our race to survive this long, isn’t it?

We can adapt to surrounding environments, to social norms, to group cultures, to family traditions, and to our own personality.

Throughout our life, we saw, are seeing, and will continue to see a lot of changes. It used to be this way and now it isn’t anymore. There are the new rules we have to learn and to adapt to … in order to survive.

If we stick with it long enough, it will turn from the abnormal to the new normal. You then won’t feel any life-threatening tension living with it anymore. You succeed in adapting and surviving. And you are waiting for the new normals somebody else throw at you.

That’s dangerous. When the new normals are linked with the status quos. When the only thing you do is to complain before keeping your head down to do what you have been doing for the last six months.

Everybody says “I don’t expect to work here for too long. Two years is more than enough” — How many actually did that? Most of us end up working unhappily for five plus years.

I heard many friends of mine said “I will be leaving this company in six months time” Two years later, They are still working in the same company, with the same team, under the same boss. And they complain about the exact same things that bother him for so long.

Why? Because their (and our) adaptive instinct works too well. they become addicted to accepting the new normals. They themselves becomes the new normals.

Not just us as an individual, getting used to the new normals applies to any organization that is reactive and waits for something to happen then adapt. This is an organization that doesn’t want to drive the changes. They are reactive. They are dying … slowly.

The new normals are inevitable of course. It depends on the fact that they are there for good or bad purposes.

The new normals are created by us of course. It is a matter of you are on the creator or receptor side.

The new normals are hitting at us everyday of course, it is up to you to choose to absorb or fight them.

Whatever it is, don’t let your adaptive instinct eat up your gut and courage to do the changes yourself.

Thinking and writing are the things I like. Sharing is what I love. Because of them, I write everyday to share stories from my thoughts and experiences, from the future I see and believe in. Everything I use to build Inthentic a better home. A home of people who want to do good things and give back. A home that is a small starting point of changes for a better society. I am proud of what I am doing. And even prouder to know that I am not doing it alone.

Thanks for reading. :-)

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