Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. – H.G. Wells, Writer
Adaptation is an incredible ability. For the strong, it is an option of sustainment; and for the weak, it is an option of survival. It is nothing but a choice the wise make to stand firm in the intense winds of change.
There are two kinds of things in life. Those over which we have complete control, and those over which we have none. There will be times in our lives when we will have to face the latter too in enormity. It is adaptation, and nothing else, which can strengthen our stand in such circumstances.
Change is inevitable. Whatever you do, or don’t do, change is going to happen. Whether we like it or not, things are going to change anyway.
Change is constant.
When things are within the grip of our hands, we step forward to action and become harbingers of change. But when things are not in our control, we adapt.
Adaptation is not the same as compromise.
Compromise happens not because of situations being out of our control, but because of our own laziness. We compromise when we are indolent to step into action; when we don’t dare enough to budge from our comfort zones; and when we choose to stay within our own limits.
But adaptation is different. It happens when you make a decision to adjust your faculties to emerge stronger in the changing conditions. Adaptation requires courage, and a will as hard as stone.
When you adapt, you change. And change is good.
Refraining from adapting is lethal. Though we might feel comfortable initially, as time passes, the repercussions will be debilitating.
If our ancestors had not chosen to adapt, we probably would still have been in the neandarthal era. Civilizations wouldn’t have been born, humans wouldn’t have evolved into more intelligent species, and yes, even you wouldn’t have been sitting in front of your computer (or smartphone) reading this!