Randy 'Rare' Resnick

tapping pioneer

Randy Resnick has played guitar with many blues greats, such as Don 'Sugarcane' Harris and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

Vacuum isn't the only Thing Nature Abhors

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Unlike us, nature hates the lack of change. In the universe, nothing stays the same. Beings and things live and die, galaxies ebb and flow. Humanity's vast achievements, like empires and countries, rise and fall. We are approaching a period of increased rate-of-change where, from one day to the next, your job may cease to exist while new, previously unimagined skill sets are forged into vocations.

Rather than falling victim to changes, we can strive to engineer them. When it isn't possible to be the one precipitating change, seeing the potential of an imposed change early on is an asset worth developing. Everything we humans do in life will require honing those skills.

We call some people "visionaries", but don't they in fact impose their visions on the world? Putting together the elements of a particular wave of change to form a vision that can be made real requires intelligence, focus and discipline. Passion and lateral thinking are also indispensable. 

The ideal of retirement, fishing on a lake, for example, is destined to fail because of the extent to which lack of change is unnatural.

Flow with change, learning to swim with the current or developing the strength to swim against it.