“If we don’t approach change correctly, we can’t make it happen. If you want to make better changes, you need a better understanding of how things change. This applies as much to your own health as it does to society. So I’m going to talk about some basic aspects of change.
“One of the most unhelpful notions is evolution. The term evolution was always somewhat boastful, reflecting the mindset of the patrician, colonialist culture from which it originated. The term has now become a placating notion that is mostly about staying the same. With the implication of eternal reward, and the imprimatur of science, evolution is the kind of change most people are willing to pay for…”