Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level people are creatures of habit. Too much innovation is traumatic, and will lead to revolt. If you are new to a position of power, or an outsider trying to build a power base, make a show of respecting the old ways of doing things. If change is necessary, make it feel like a gentle improvement on the past.
Wisdom in a nutshell:
- Make change and reform seem like a gentle improvement on the past. People are creatures of habit and the sudden change will cause some to rebel.
- Disguise change by dressing it in tradition.
- An unacceptable past that has been removed, however do not leave a void as it create terror.
- Art, fashion and technology, however the past is more stable.