The Effects of Change on People

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The Effects of Change on People

I admire the philosophy of King Whitney Jr.; he believes change has a considerable impact on the human mind. He quotes, “To the fearful it is threatening, it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging, it means things may get better and to the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better,” (Laura Moncur’s Quotes of the Da.y). How people react to change depends on their personality and the types of change that they may encounter.

Change defined, is the process of becoming different, and we as people all experience a change in our lives one way or another. The change may be social and we may decide to hang around a different crowd. Spiritually we may seek to believe that there is a higher power. There is a physical change when we go from adolescents to puberty or when women enter into menopaus. Also, change can be directional, sometimes we may choose to just take a different path in our lives. How people react to time change, for example, depends on their personalities. An interesting fact found in U.S. News & World Reports (2009), states that not only does the time change impact energy use but it also can disturb peoples sleeping habits. Although it has been practiced for years in the U.S. and other parts of the world, a one hour time change can throw people off their normal cycle. To help with that change, people could consider trying to go to bed and waking earlier one week prior to the time change so it has a weakened impact on their body and pysche.

We all seem to be creatures of habit. We tend to get comfortable and stay in our own daily routines. For example, when I go to a restaurant, I always order the same thing, because if I order something different, I am afraid I may not like it. Also, my route driving to particular places is very routine: I take the same roads or stop at the same gas station. I could take different routes for a change...
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