Enoch Arnold Bennett once said “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
Do You Agree?
Like most things – some truth in it.
As OM says, we are in part beings of habit, and while we need our habits, we also need novelty, to a degree.
Too much novelty can overwhelm us.
For each of us, what constitutes an acceptable balance will vary from domain to domain.
And reality has the habit of throwing new instants of time at us with great regularity (until it doesn’t, meaning we have ceased to be) – so novelty in this sense is an essential part of being.
So it seems that there is a degree of truth in the saying, and what it doesn’t explicitly say is that very often the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks and discomforts – even if those benefits are separated by quite substantial periods.