Sometimes change is so slow, Rumpelstiltskin wouldn’t notice it after his long nap. Those of us who have trouble with patience find this type of change one of the greatest challenges life has to offer. We fidget and twitch our way through it, like squirmy children waiting for a holiday.
Then there is the rapid kind of change, which happens in moments. An idea is born, a tornado touches down, or the sun appears from behind a cloud. If you blink you could miss the transition. Most change doesn’t fit into either of these categories. It is somewhere in between. Our opinion about whether it is slow or quick is based on our own desires.
Some of us would prefer to have a chance to adjust to change gradually. Others like to jump right in without preamble. So the time frame of change is subject to interpretation.
However it works out, change is inevitable. I think most people can agree that as humans we prefer the kind of change that is self-determined, and not an act of government or Nature. Unless, of course, we like it!