For children change and play are simply life. As we age we become fixed and brittle, and change begins to appear as cruelty.
Self Creation: the path of fixation leads to death, the path of fluidity leads to life. There is no virtue in consistency if it prevents growth or change. To prevent the death of "one’s self" is exactly what kills us: the inability to grow and transform.
We want people to change so the world will be better and easier. Yet we seldom follow the adage: “In order to change the world, you must first change yourself.” In the only realm we could possibly hope to have influence or a modicum of control, we do nothing, yet we continue to cry out …
If you don’t know what reality is, how can you fix the world? Gandhi says "Change yourself before changing the world," but you can change into a more deluded person if you do not see the world clearly first.