“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” — Lao Tzu
Change is Inevitable
I recently learned that a cat token had replaced Monopoly’s iron token. I don’t know about you but I think it was about time.
My iron went out with the first days of wash and wear. Before that, which was way back when I had growing children, by the time I got to the bottom of the basket that held clothes to be ironed, my children had outgrown them.
The change to Monopoly – a game I played for endless hours when I was a child – was a result of a popular vote to eliminate one icon and replace it with another.
It seems logical to me why the iron was displaced, but why not something more new age, like a computer or a space station, as the new token?
It gives us something to think about. So what token would you have replaced, what would your choice have been for a new icon, and which one do you like as your game piece?
I always play with the dog.
But I can’t think of a better choice than a cat for the new token. If you own the right cat, or more likely it owns you, as I have three out of four times, I found them to be almost as companionable as a dog. It’s OK Pepper. I said almost.
Change, I’ve come to learn in my old-broad wisdom, is often neither good or bad. It just is. And it’s inevitable.
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