Don’t Fight Reality

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” –
Buckminster Fuller

The early quantum physicists (Planck, Schrodinger, Dirac, Einstein et al) did not set out to destroy Newtonian Physics.  They just saw instances that appeared to violate the old model and built a newer, more inclusive one that covered the old as well as predicted things we would not see for another century.  Newton is still highly regarded and Physics 1 still involves massless frictionless everyday (but idealized) situations.

Freud, Adler, and Jung laid the foundation for psychology.  With biochemistry and a century of additional study and discussion we still talk of Adlerian psychology and Jungian Archetypes and Freud is so well known as to almost be a joke at times.  Their work was better than what came before and has been supplemented by what has come since, and when new information is integrated the old models are modified and updated as appropriate. If the old way isn’t working, find a better way.  At work.  At home. 

Innovate and let the effectiveness overwhelm the existing established way, as the Fosbury Flop demolished the old high jump records and is now the almost universal approach.  Until someone else finds a better way and proves it by winning instead of fighting.