Kimberley-​Clark/Hugg​ies and the US Military in a “camo” recruiting​/retention drive at a WallMart Near You – 08/29/2011

From Apple to Huggies the “bottomless” need for fashionable design in our lives, since infancy……….;+)

“Huggies is giving baby bottoms a fashion boost, rolling out a new diaper designed with the look of camouflaged military apparel at Walmart stores nationwide.

The move comes months after limited edition Huggies “Jeans Diapers” — a jean-like diaper design — became a sell-out hit with consumers, and after another diaper was issued with pink ruffles.”


” For every pack of “Little Movers Camo Diapers” purchased, Huggies Every Little Bottom program will help diaper a baby in need by donating to Operation Homefront, which provides emergency assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, Huggies said in a press release. Huggies Every Little Bottom plans to donate up to 500,000 diapers to military families. ”


“Huggies “Little Movers Camo Diapers” will be available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide for a limited time between September to November 2011.”


“After a four-year decline in births during the economic downturn, most diaper makers in the $5 billion diaper industry are seeking novel ways to boost sales.”


The return of US Armed Forces to CONUS from several tours of duty on overseas Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts theaters should help create a new “baby boom” and contribute to alleviate the lack of new babies issue from “bottom to top”…….;+)


Maybe, it’s time for new “special 2012 US Elections” red, white and blue colored “show the flag” diapers to demonstrate  how well “settled”, “grounded” and “patriotic from the bottom-up” USA New Babies are……..;+)


P.S.: Now there is a big question: For when the “Special Forces”, “SEALs”, Marines “Recons” design diapers? ………


Unless, it will be for the parent company,  Kimberley-Clark, incontinence products “Depend”, “Huggies” “other line”, usually for senior Baby Boomers……..;+)


The (new?) USA Motto: “Share the Care”…..​…sounds a lot like an old USMC drill instructio​n “Improvise​, Adapt & Overcome” and IT WORKS! – 08/29/11

For Your Daily Morale Booster (FYDMB) ;+)

Fire all the HMO/PPO & Retirement Homes, the Future of Health Care lurked in the USMC Motto: “Improvise, Adapt & Overcome” all along! ;+)

“An unofficial mantra of the Marine Corps based on the fact that the Corps generally received Army hand-me-downs and the troops were poorly equipped. Despite this, the Marine Corps has been successful mostly because of the creativity of its people and their success-based attitude. ”

“Perhaps no one feels more alone than when being wheeled into the operating room, but for many, that feeling continues on because there’s no one to provide care and support at home afterward. ”

“In the past, extended and immediate family members shouldered much of the load when someone became seriously ill. That’s changed as marriage rates declined and families shrunk. More than 31 million Americans — representing more than a quarter of U.S. households — live alone, according to the 2010 Census. That’s up about 6.5 million since 1995. On top of that, the U.S. population is getting older.”

“Then there’s Lucy Whitworth. Whitworth lives alone and 800 miles from her nearest relative, but after she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, she endured surgery and chemo secure in the knowledge that she would never want for companionship or a cooked meal or a clean house during her recovery.

“Lucy’s Angels” — 49 friends who’d signed up to help care for her, were “literally fighting over me” for more than a year, Whitworth, now 70, recalls. “There weren’t enough tasks for that many people.” ”


“Whitworth has never been married nor had children. But she’s lived in Sebastopol, Calif., since 1985 and has made cultivating friendships a high priority, whether they be with women in a lesbian retirees group she organized or fellow square dance aficionados.

“I don’t have a big extended family,” she says. “Years ago, it became very clear that my family was my friends.”

One of those friends is Tricia Hoffman, 64, who also lives in Sebastopol. Hoffman is the first to admit she’s no cook, but she found there were plenty of other ways to help Whitworth during her recovery. She could take her to the doctor, go grocery shopping or simply keep her company.”

The American working man slowly fades away – 08/29/11

For Your Information (FYI)……..This is not a surprise! :+(

“Employers are increasingly giving up on the American man.

If that sounds bleak, it’s because it is. The portion of men who work and their median wages have been eroding since the early 1970s.”


“Men who do have jobs are getting paid less. After accounting for inflation, median wages for men between 30 and 50 dropped 27 percent — to $33,000 a year — from 1969 to 2009.”


“After a long decline in men’s work opportunities, the recession worsened things with a sharp drop in male employment. Unemployed men are now more likely than women to be among the long-term jobless.”


” Corporations have cut costs by moving manufacturing jobs, routine computer programming, and even simple legal work out of the country. The production jobs that remain are increasingly mechanized and demand higher skills. Technology and efforts to reduce the number of layers within corporations are leaving fewer middle-management jobs.”


” The impact has been greatest on moderately skilled men, especially those without a college education, though even men with bachelor’s degrees from less selective schools are beginning to see their position erode. “There’s really been this polarization in the middle,” Katz says, as men at the top of the education and income scale see their earnings rise while those in the middle gravitate downward.”


“Men without jobs are more likely to commit crimes and go to prison. They are less likely to wed, more likely to divorce, and more likely to father a child out of wedlock. Ironically, unemployed men tend to do even less housework than men with jobs and often retreat from family life, says W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. ”


“It’s noteworthy but not especially comforting to know that this is not just an American problem. The same gender differences in college attendance and employment are emerging in rich societies around the world.”


“Since 1970, the fraction of 25- to 60-year-old men on disability has more than doubled, from 2.4 percent to 5 percent. Once they begin receiving disability payments, few return to work.”


“If there is any upside to recessions, it’s that they tend to expose deep problems that go ignored or at least overlooked in better times.”

Diogenes of Sinope and Homelessne​ss Bohemianis​m, the Future – 08/28/2011

For Your Preparation (FYP)

“Cynic ideas are inseparable from Cynic practice; therefore what we know about Diogenes is contained in anecdotes concerning his life and sayings attributed to him in a number of scattered classical sources.”

“Diogenes maintained that all the artificial growths of society were incompatible with happiness and that morality implies a return to the simplicity of nature. So great was his austerity and simplicity that the Stoics would later claim him to be a wise man or “sophos”. In his words, “Humans have complicated every simple gift of the gods.” Although Socrates had previously identified himself as belonging to the world, rather than a city, Diogenes is credited with the first known use of the word “cosmopolitan”. When he was asked where he came from, he replied, “I am a citizen of the world (cosmopolites)”. This was a radical claim in a world where a man’s identity was intimately tied to his citizenship in a particular city state. An exile and an outcast, a man with no social identity, Diogenes made a mark on his contemporaries.”

“Diogenes had nothing but disdain for Plato and his abstract philosophy. Diogenes viewed Antisthenes as the true heir to Socrates, and shared his love of virtue and indifference to wealth, together with a disdain for general opinion. Diogenes shared Socrates’ belief that he could function as doctor to men’s souls and improve them morally, while at the same time holding contempt for their obtuseness. Plato once described Diogenes as “a Socrates gone mad.””

“Diogenes taught by living example. He tried to demonstrate that wisdom and happiness belong to the man who is independent of society and that civilisation is regressive. He scorned not only family and political social organization, but property rights and reputation. He even rejected normal ideas about human decency. Diogenes is said to have eaten in the marketplace, urinated on some people who insulted him, defecated in the theatre, masturbated in public, and pointed at people with his middle finger.
From “Life of Diogenes”: “Someone took him [Diogenes] into a magnificent house and warned him not to spit, whereupon, having cleared his throat, he spat into the man’s face, being unable, he said, to find a meaner receptacle.””

“Many anecdotes of Diogenes refer to his dog-like behavior, and his praise of a dog’s virtues. It is not known whether Diogenes was insulted with the epithet “doggish” and made a virtue of it, or whether he first took up the dog theme himself. The modern terms cynic and cynical derive from the Greek word kynikos, the adjective form of kyon (κύων), meaning dog. Diogenes believed human beings live artificially and hypocritically and would do well to study the dog. Besides performing natural bodily functions in public without unease, a dog will eat anything, and make no fuss about where to sleep. Dogs live in the present without anxiety, and have no use for the pretensions of abstract philosophy. In addition to these virtues, dogs are thought to know instinctively who is friend and who is foe. Unlike human beings who either dupe others or are duped, dogs will give an honest bark at the truth. Diogenes stated that “other dogs bite their enemies, I bite my friends to save them.””

“There are four reasons why the Cynics are so named. First because of the indifference of their way of life, for they make a cult of indifference and, like dogs, eat and make love in public, go barefoot, and sleep in tubs and at crossroads. The second reason is that the dog is a shameless animal, and they make a cult of shamelessness, not as being beneath modesty, but as superior to it. The third reason is that the dog is a good guard, and they guard the tenets of their philosophy. The fourth reason is that the dog is a discriminating animal which can distinguish between its friends and enemies. So do they recognize as friends those who are suited to philosophy, and receive them kindly, while those unfitted they drive away, like dogs, by barking at them.”

“Diogenes’ name has been applied to a behavioural disorder characterised by involuntary self-neglect and hoarding.The disorder afflicts the elderly………..”

” Major reasons and causes for homelessness as documented by many reports and studies include:
Unavailability of employment opportunities.
Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment and underemployment.
Lack of accessible healthcare. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get healthcare either because they don’t have money to afford it or because the government will not give it to them are simply too weak to go and work every day.
Abuse by government or by other people with power.
War or armed conflict.
Mental disorder, where mental health services are unavailable or difficult to access or as a result of deinstitutionalization. A United States Federal survey done in 2005 indicated that at least one-third of homeless men and women have serious psychiatric disorders or problems.
Disability, especially where disability services are non-existent or poor performing.
Social exclusion, including because of sexual orientation and gender identity
Substance abuse
Lack of affordable housing. An article in the November 2007 issue of Atlantic Monthly reported on a study of the cost of obtaining the “right to build” (i.e. a building permit, red tape, bureaucracy, etc.) in different U.S. cities. The “right to build” cost does not include the cost of the land or the cost of constructing the house. The study was conducted by Harvard economists Edward Glaeser and Kristina Tobio. According to the chart accompanying the article, the cost of obtaining the “right to build” adds approximately $600,000 to the cost of each new house that is built in San Francisco.
Domestic violence.
Relationship breakdown, particularly in relation to young people and their parents.
Prison release and re-entry into society.
Disasters, including but not limited to earthquakes and hurricanes.
Forced eviction – In many countries, people lose their homes by government order to make way for newer upscale high rise buildings, roadways, and other governmental needs. The compensation may be minimal, in which case the former occupants cannot find appropriate new housing and become homeless.
Mortgage foreclosures where mortgage holders see the best solution to a loan default is to take and sell the house to pay off the debt. The popular press made an issue of this in 2008.
Foreclosures on landlords often lead to eviction of their tenants. “The Sarasota, Florida, Herald Tribune noted that,by some estimates, more than 311,000 tenants nationwide have been evicted from homes this year after lenders took over the properties.”
Criminality– Some homeless may have committed crimes and are therefore hiding from the authorities.
A substantial percentage of the U.S. homeless population are individuals who are chronically unemployed or have difficulty managing their lives effectively due to prolonged and severe drug and/or alcohol abuse. Substance abuse can cause homelessness from behavioral patterns associated with addiction that alienate an addicted individual’s family and friends who could otherwise provide support during difficult economic times.
Increased wealth disparity and income inequality causes distortions in the housing market that push rent burdens higher, making housing unaffordable.
Dr. Paul Koegel of RAND Corporation, a seminal researcher in first generation homelessness studies and beyond, divided the causes of homelessness into structural aspects and then individual vulnerabilities.”

“The basic problem of homelessness is the human need for personal shelter, warmth and safety. Other basic difficulties include:
personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for sleeping
safekeeping of bedding, clothing and possessions, which may have to be carried at all times
hygiene and sanitary facilities
cleaning and drying of clothes
obtaining, preparing and storing food in quantities
keeping contacts, without a permanent location or mailing address
hostility and legal powers against urban vagrancy.
Homeless people face many problems beyond the lack of a safe and suitable home. They are often faced with many social disadvantages also, reduced access to private and public services and reduced access to vital necessities:
Reduced access to health care and dental services.
Limited access to education.
Increased risk of suffering from violence and abuse.
General rejection or discrimination from other people.
Loss of usual relationships with the mainstream
Not being seen as suitable for employment.
Reduced access to banking services
Reduced access to communications technology
There is sometimes corruption and theft by the employees of a shelter as evidenced by a 2011 investigative report by FOX 25 TV in Boston wherein a number of Boston public shelter employees were found stealing large amounts of food over a period of time from the shelter’s kitchen for their private use and catering.
There have been many violent crimes committed against people who are homeless. A 2007 study found that the rate of such crimes is increasing.”

“There are many places where a homeless person might seek refuge.
Outdoors: On the ground or in a sleeping bag, tent, or improvised shelter, such as a large cardboard box, dumpster, in a park or vacant lot.
Tent cities: Ad hoc campsites of tents and improvised shelters consisting of tarpaulins and blankets often near industrial and institutionally zoned real estate such as rail yards, interstates and high transportation veins. A few more elaborate tent cities, such as Dignity Village, are actually hybrids of tent cities and shantytowns. Tent cities frequently consist of ONLY tents and fabric improvised structures, with no semi-permanent wood structures at all.
Shantytowns: Ad hoc dwelling sites of improvised shelters and shacks, usually near rail yards, interstates and high transportation veins. Some shanty towns have interstitial tenting areas, but the predominant feature consists of the hard structures. Each pad of site tends to accumulate roofing, sheathing, plywood, and nailed two by fours.
Derelict structures: abandoned or condemned buildings
Squatting in an unoccupied house where a homeless person may live without payment and without the owner’s knowledge or permission.
Vehicles: cars or trucks are used as a temporary or sometimes long-term living refuge, for example by those recently evicted from a home. Some people live in vans, sport utility vehicles, covered pick-up trucks, station wagons, sedans, or hatchbacks . Many cities now have safe parking programs in which lawful sites are permitted at churches or in out of the way places. For example, because it is illegal to park on the streets in Santa Barbara, the New Beginnings Counseling Center worked with the city to make parking lots available to accommodate homeless people. The struggling singer-songwriter named Paleo lived out of his car for five years while writing songs and touring.
Public places: Parks, bus or train stations, public libraries, airports, public transportation vehicles (by continual riding where unlimited passes are available), hospital lobbies or waiting areas, college campuses, and 24-hour businesses such as coffee shops. Many public places use security guards or police to prevent people from loitering or sleeping at these locations for a variety of reasons, including image, safety, and comfort.
Homeless shelters: such as emergency cold-weather shelters opened by churches or community agencies, which may consist of cots in a heated warehouse, or temporary Christmas Shelters. More elaborate homeless shelters such as Pinellas Hope in Florida provide their residents with a recreation tent, a dining tent, laundry facilities, outdoor tents, casitas, and shuttle services that help inhabitants get to their jobs every day.
Inexpensive boarding houses: Also called flophouses, they offer cheap, low-quality temporary lodging.
Residential hotels, where a bed as opposed to an entire room can be rented cheaply in a dorm-like environment.
Inexpensive motels also offer cheap, low-quality temporary lodging. However, some who can afford housing live in a motel by choice. For example, David and Jean Davidson spent 22 years at a UK Travelodge.
24-hour Internet cafes are now used by over 5,000 Japanese “Net cafe refugees”. An estimated 75% of Japan’s 3,200 all-night internet cafes cater to regular overnight guests, who in some cases have become their main source of income.
Friends or family: Temporarily sleeping in dwellings of friends or family members (“couch surfing”). Couch surfers may be harder to recognize than street homeless people
Underground tunnels such as abandoned subway, maintenance, or train tunnels are popular among the permanent homeless. The inhabitants of such refuges are called in some places, like New York City, “Mole People”. Natural caves beneath urban centers allow for places where people can congregate. Leaking water pipes, electric wires, and steam pipes allow for some of the essentials of living.
“Health care for homeless people is a major public health challenge.
Homeless people are more likely to suffer injuries and medical problems from their lifestyle on the street, which includes poor nutrition, substance abuse, exposure to the severe elements of weather, and a higher exposure to violence (robberies, beatings, and so on). Yet at the same time, they have little access to public medical services or clinics.”
“There are significant challenges in treating homeless people who have psychiatric disorders, because clinical appointments may not be kept, their continuing whereabouts are unknown, their medicines are not taken and monitored, medical and psychiatric histories are not accurate, and for other reasons. Because many homeless people have mental illnesses, this has presented a crisis in care.”
“Homeless persons often find it difficult to document their date of birth or their address. Because homeless people usually have no place to store possessions, they often lose their belongings, including their identification and other documents, or find them destroyed by police or others. Without a photo ID, homeless persons cannot get a job or access many social services. They can be denied access to even the most basic assistance: clothing closets, food pantries, certain public benefits, and in some cases, emergency shelters.
Obtaining replacement identification is difficult. Without an address, birth certificates cannot be mailed. Fees may be cost-prohibitive for impoverished persons. And some states will not issue birth certificates unless the person has photo identification, creating a Catch-22.”
“The conditions affecting homeless people are somewhat specialized and have opened a new area of medicine tailored to this population. Skin conditions, including Scabies, are common because homeless people are exposed to extreme cold in the winter and they have little access to bathing facilities. They have problems caring for their feet and have more severe dental problems than the general population. Diabetes, especially untreated, is widespread in the homeless population.Specialized medical textbooks have been written to address this for providers.”

“In 2002, research showed that children and families were the largest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States.”

“In 2005, an estimated 100 million people worldwide were homeless…..”

“In the USA, the government asked many major cities to come up with a ten year plan to end homelessness; and one of the results of this was a “Housing first” solution, also known as “rapid re-housing”, which quickly gets a homeless person permanent housing of some sort and the necessary support services to sustain a new home. There are many complications of this kind of program and these must be dealt with to make such an initiative work successfully in the middle to long term.”

Big Hugs and Kisses to All!  ;+)

From Micro-Nations to Global Warming – 08/27/2011

For Your Entertainment (FYE)

Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territories claimed by the governments of any standing nation. At least two people independently began using the term, a portmanteau of sea and homesteading: Ken Neumeyer in his book Sailing the Farm (1981) and Wayne Gramlich in his article “Seasteading – Homesteading on the High Seas” (1998). Most proposed seasteads have been modified cruising vessels. Other proposed structures have included a refitted oil platform, a decommissioned anti-aircraft platform, and custom-built floating islands.[1] No one has created a state on the high seas that has been recognized as a sovereign nation, although the Principality of Sealand is a disputed micronation formed on a discarded sea fort near Suffolk, England.[2]
The closest things to a seastead that have been built so far are large ocean-going ships sometimes called “floating cities” and smaller floating islands

“Waterworld”, anyone?

“The setting of the film is the distant future. Although no exact date was given in the film itself, it has been suggested that it took place in 2500.[1] The polar ice caps have completely melted, and the sea level has risen many hundreds of metres (thousands of feet), covering virtually all the land. The film illustrates this with an unusual variation on the Universal logo, which begins with the usual image of Earth, but shows the planet’s water levels gradually rising until virtually all the land is submerged. The plot of the film centers on an otherwise nameless antihero, “the Mariner”, a drifter who sails the Earth in his trimaran.”

Obviously, the earthquakes and hurricanes can be escaped from, and, you combine “Mad Max” with “Bohemianism” to satisfy the  requirements of the coming  new “dark ages” reminiscing from the “middle ages” “great migrations” adapted to a post-apocalyptic view of “Global Warming”……..;+)

Maybe someone could develop a script to lead to a scenario and a new action movie like ‘the Day After Tomorrow” with a twist of “Waterworld”……….;+)

Maybe the movie could even be financed by sponsors such as the Team of an updated Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”…………;+)

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice PresidentAl Gore‘s campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate, he has given more than a thousand times.
Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opening in New York City and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006, the documentary was a critical and box-office success, winning 2 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song. The film also earned $49 million at the box office worldwide, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing documentary film to date in the United States.
The idea to document his efforts came from Laurie David who saw his presentation at a town-hall meeting on global warming which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. David was so inspired by Gore’s slide show that she, with Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film.
Since the film’s release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of climate change and reenergizing the environmental movement. The documentary has also been included in science curricula in schools around the world, which has spurred some controversy.”

No More Today, My Dreams are Gone Away!….;+)

Giap 100 – Dien Bien Phu Architect Centenarian- Who said Vietnamese Men Die Early? – 08/27/11

I wish I look as good at 100!  plus with a woman at my side ! ;+)

For Your Memory (FYM)…..NEVER put your camp in the valley when your adversary surrounds you in the mountains………Sun Tzu (“Ton Vu” in Vietnamese)101 version Dien Bien Phu, 1954! ;+)

Change-Darwinism – 08/26/2011

Change-Darwinism-Survival of the Fittest-The Law of the Strong is Always Best and all that non-sense, culturally, as Culture is above-nature for the reason that the fittest are, all, weak, one day or another, consequently, “unfit”, and return to that st


For Your Entertainment (FYE)

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by “survival of the fittest.”
Bill Cosby

Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.”
Samuel Richardson

Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.”
Lily Tomlin

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.”
Jeremy Collier

“Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?
Solomon Short

The law of the survival of the fittest led inevitably to the survival and predominance of the men who were effective in war and who loved it because they were effective.”
Elihu Root

The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.”
Rutherford B. Hayes

“Whoever claims that economic competition represents ‘survival of the fittest’ in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.”
George Reisman

“A great wind is blowing and that gives you either imagination or a headache.’ ”

Catherine the Great

“‘It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.’ ”

Alan Cohen

“‘Every human has four endowments: self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom — The power to choose, to respond, to change.’

Steven Covey

“‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’ ”

Clarence Darrow

“‘Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.’ ”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

“‘When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.’ ”

Benjamin Franklin

“‘You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.’ ”

Richard Buckminster Fuller

“‘In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.’ ”

J. Paul Getty

“‘We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.’ ”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“‘Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.’ ”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“‘Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.’ “

Woodie Guthrie

“‘Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed… Cool things become warm, the warm grows cool; the moist dries, the parched becomes moist… It is in changing that things find repose.’”


“‘In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.’ “

Eric Hoffer

“‘Change is not made without inconvenience.’ “

Samuel Johnson

“‘Change is like putting lipstick on a bulldog. The bulldog’s appearance hasn’t improved, but now it’s really angry.’ “

Rosbeth Moss Kanter

“The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.’

Charles F. Kettering

‘Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.’

Martin Luther King

‘The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.’

Martin Luther King

‘We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.’

R. D. Laing

‘You don’t get creative by staying in the same place.’

Andy Law

‘Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change.’

D. H. Lawrence

‘When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.’

Stanislaw Lec

‘If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.’

Kurt Lewin

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.’

Abraham Lincoln

‘All things must change
To something new, to something strange.’

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.’

Helen Keller

‘There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things.’

Niccolò Machiavelli

‘One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others.’

Niccolò Machiavelli

‘Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’

Margaret Mead

‘And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others.’

Thomas More

‘When change is rapid and problems abundant, society must be creatively adaptive or fall further and further behind.’

David Moss

‘All things change, nothing perishes.’


‘Change does not change tradition, it strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.’

Prince Philip

‘An important scientificinnovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.’

Max Planck

‘You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters.’


‘Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.’

Bertrand Russell

‘Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.’

Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice
To change true rules for odd inventions.’

William Shakespeare

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.’

George Bernard Shaw

‘Fate is written in wood, not stone.’

Geraint Straker

‘It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.’

Publilius Syrus

‘Things do not change; we change.’

Henry David Thoreau

‘A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.’

Lester Thurow

‘Change is not merely necessary to life—it is life.’

Alvin Toffler

‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.’

Leo Tolstoy

‘It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable—he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.’

Leo Tolstoy

‘The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next.’

Mark Twain

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.’

Lao Tzu

‘The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.’

Alan Watts

‘They always say that timechanges things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’

Andy Warhol

‘The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.’

Alfred North Whitehead

 ‘He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.’
Harold Wilson