"Things do not change; we change." - Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau was wise as wise could be......he knew human nature.
He knew that as humans we want change.......in everyone and everything around us......we want change but we don't want to be the change. Change starts with us. Gandhi said to be the change we wished to see in the world.........we change and as we change, we see the world, other people, even ourselves differently.
Thoreau's change was moving to the pond, simplifying his life.
He understood that his life in town, his job was not changing....he had to change. For most of us, there comes a time when we understand also......."things do not change;we change."