“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.”
–George Bernard Shaw
I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit. It’s more relevant now than ever before because the rate of change is so constant. Our world requires a very accelerated adaptation skill set. It must be very frightening to not be comfortable with change. However, it may be that very discomfort that cause things to change and move in your favor.
There is also this notion of disruptive in this quote. ‘Unreasonable’ if you will. We are constantly adapting for the world and adpating it. The most successful art is the kind of art that acts as a mirror on ourselves. The mirror provides a view for constant checking and also deep reflection, if we take that opportunity.
So be aware and be reasonable. But remember to be unreasonable once in awhile too and help to move things forward.