I wish change was instant. I wish change hit the world as obviously and effortlessly as this realization hit me just now: that change is progressive. Or more specifically: progressive change. Change in social order. Change is use of technology. Change in (what I'm mainly thinking about) long-term environmentally beneficial industrial business models; processing.
It takes so long because there's always someone working against it, as if *Change* is an opposing force to whatever ideals each individual has. But can't we agree that the ideals we have are dependent on change: that we are not our living ideals, in our ideal world, living our ideal life?
Of course not all change is positive, and I'm just as flustered as to how easy it is for corporations and larger entities to portray negative progress as change we should embrace, while positive, simple (and even profitable) things like having rebates on dairy products with a nearing expiry date take years to catch on. I don't know where this rebate idea first flared, or how widespread it has become, but it's only during recent years that I'm seeing a surplus of reduced prices in larger supermarkets, though short expiry dates have always been a problem.
What did they think they didn't have to gain before they implemented this system? That people wouldn't buy the newer and regularly priced products in benefit of the old? Isn't that a sign that the supermarket in question is taking in too much stock and should re-evaluate their business plan?
Maybe it's the surplus of negative change phased as something good that leaves us suspicious of good change... though we still adhere to social propaganda like mindless sheep (just a metaphor - sheeps are great). We don't question authorities or motives as much as we should.
Well, the change in rebate pricing on products with short-term expiry dates was probably my main topic for this post. That's what I'm ranting about here. That it didn't catch on quicker. That there's still such a large wastage in the food industry, that the norm and reform doesn't appear from one day to the other. But it seems to be here now so... rejoice, at the progressive improvements of the world.
Wish they'd speed up the progressive transition from oil to other more renewable energy sources too. I mean damn, it's been technology in progress for the past 50 years already! Fo pretzel.
First world problems maybe. But Mars isn't habitable yet - this may be our first and only.