CHAPTER 18

Adjusting to Change

Possibly, the biggest hurdle humanity has today is to come to terms with and handling the prospect of change. The Western literature is still predominantly focused on development in Europe. Here people knew their place and it did not matter whether you were a shoe maker or baker as long as you made good shoes and baked good bread. The local squire was accepted, and nobility, even now, is revered for little other reason than because it is there. Traditions followed through generations. Europe developed on a very class-conscious society.

Then along comes the global population movement and things are not, and are unlikely to ever, be the same again. The most common name in the English phone books is now reputed to ...

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