|December 30th, 2012
This process is often seen as negative, where people are exhorted to keep an open mind as they age and large organizations are mocked by agile pivoting startups, but that sells it short. There are far more possible ways to be than anyone can explore, and at the same time you'd rather spend more time in the better places. You need some way to decide whether to accept potential changes that balances the good of staying with the current system against the unknown better systems out there. Decreasing willingness to accept change over time is a good solution that works well over a wide range of problems.