The Consistency of Inconsistency

Quit often I hear that change is consistent in is inconsistency. Because of that companies aim to become more flexible, and somehow we accept and embrace this new reality.

What we don’t talk so often, is the impact and consequences in our society. What is changing inside each one of us. The way we think, perceive, engage and take responsibility.

Recently I had a conversation with a good friend where he shared how frustrating it is to watch the low level of individual and collective commitment. It happens in almost any situation, age or geography.

We both argue that, communication use to be taken seriously. Letters were answered, missed phone calls were replied and if someone addressed you, mostly likely, you would stop and listen.

What have changed?

From one side: The amount of information available, the requests we receive (all the time) and the empty talk that populates social interactions made something that use to be truly human, the capacity to express and communicate, to become trivial and irrelevant.          

From another side; the idea of having unlimited amount of possibilities, make us feel permanently in a stage of missing out.

And what are the visible consequences? Well…People want to be everywhere, do everything and specially we love the idea of being able to press a button and think – I will do, I will go, I will buy…even knowing deep inside we never intend to.

For few seconds, I am sure we feel good, powerful, almost happy, but then, instead of enjoying the countdown for something that should be special, we drift away and start searching for the next kick of attention.

As a result, we don’t commit, we don’t preserver in our relations, we don’t go deeper..we go wider or we don’t go at all. Consistently inconsistent.

Once, I read at a door of a monastery : The accumulation of possibilities prevents us from valuing things.

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