How the instability and fluidity of the world can make you invulnerable.
“The world is changing,” I muse, starting to write this article. The world is changing, or rather, has already changed. Even about 10 years ago, interest in traditional Chinese culture was the destiny of only specialist synologists, lovers of oriental exoticism and rare people who devoted their whole life to China. And now … Nowadays, the amazing imagination (if you, reader, you have it) of economic growth and the rapidly growing political influence of the Celestial Empire have turned interest in Chinese culture from a bizarre passion into a practically necessary component of any economic, political and business strategy.
They write about China. They say about China. They argue about China. Cultural scientists, political scientists, futurologists, businessmen and journalists. And all these conversations, conversations, discussions have a common denominator: Chinese culture is extremely valuable for modern civilization, which has found itself in the world of VUCA. This is an unstable world, a turbulent world, and, most importantly, a world that will never be the same. In other words, it is better to say goodbye to stability and predictability. Forever and ever. Continue reading