Friday, November 23, 2007

Social Change


Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong. ~Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

7 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

It makes much more sense to be shrewd yet expecting the unexpected at the same time.

polona said...

of course they are...

Maithri said...

wow! so wise

Sandy Carlson said...

True. This has me reflecting on the expectations of others. Do they have any? Perhaps they dare not or forget to look up.

studio lolo said...

My outlook/expectations change daily, but I'm consistent in my wishes for simpler times. Bring back the fifties but let me keep the wisdom I've earned so far ;)

get zapped said...

janice- I like the idea of being open to what happens.

polona- :)

maithri- ...and honest.

sandy- yep, some folks don't want to think for themselves.

lolo- I'm all for simpler!

DeLi said...

openness....a must
one of the main reasons i love nonformal teaching is that people are so open, it help me expand and discover a lot about myself too