“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”
― Niccolò Machiavelli
Many people fear the new. They prefer the ways that either have worked for them before or have consistently not worked in ways that they have become used to. This explains the failure of so many systems that governments have their hands in especially ones of education
Quite often we prefer the devil we know rather than the untried even if the untried offers hope for a better solution. Most people will admit that things in our society need to change. Yet actually making the changes seem to stymie us. An interesting conundrum.
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