in reply to Seeing Perl in a new light
As with anything new, I am fearful of change - Originally posted by Lady Aleena
...as so many people are. However, it is important to remember that change is as important a form of quality as status quo is. That is, change, dynamics, drives any given system forward on the slow, inevitable path of progress. It must exist or else the universe stagnates and all becomes null. Likewise, status quo must offset change. It must restrain dynamic progress and be in a constant tension war with change. Otherwise degenerate rampancy occurs and nothing resembling good ever is saved. Change and status quo are equally necessary and equally quality. Without one, you wouldn't have the other, and without the other, you wouldn't have the one. The two are linked intimately in an infinite conflict of progress and restraint in such a way as to allow the progressive evolution and function of the universe. Fear not change. Fear not status quo. Accept both as they present themselves to be the better option.
Regarding your revelation, congratulations. I would agree that taking patient, methodical baby steps would behoove your progress :)