Quote #21 – Survival

I came across this quote while distracting myself from finals work on Facebook:

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
-Charles Darwin

While most people think Darwin implied that the stronger survive, it is in fact those who are unable to adapt, who are stuck on the status quo who will fail to continue into perpetuity.  Thus, we can conclude that survival is based on progression – the idea that we need to adapt and change our ways.  This has a lot of repercussions on how we interact with and accept other people – and in the business sense, the necessity of adapting to the market and consumer demand (or creating new demand) to increase profits and sustainability.  Some may disagree with this analysis, but then I guess we shall see who was right when it comes down to our survival.

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