We start something and learn from it. We get better. We practice. We work on making it sustainable. We're happy with what we've accomplished. So we make rules. We develop guidelines. We create frameworks. We settle for a predictable process. We measure. We analyze. We improve again. Someday, the process becomes a mundane habit for many of those at the heart of it all. It has reached its maturity. Then, all of a sudden, the surroundings change...the people change, their needs change. But what do we discover? All this while, there was a set of people that was never really comfortable...and hadn't adopted the process in reality. They're still complaining. They're still resisting the change. And then, on the other hand, there is a new set of people who want to get rid of the old and start their own thing or at least change the existing set of rules in preparation for a new 'world'. Society swings between these two sets of people. Always. Between the old and the new. Be it organizations, be it generations, be it technology, be it solutions...be it emotions! Will these two sets of people ever come together and be forced to speak in a common language? Perceptions are different...experiences are different...and the stakes are different. Where is the room for commonality? Well, we need to start somewhere if we want to avoid the see-saw....how about starting with genuine conversations and tolerance?