For someone my age, dealing with change (the nonmonetary kind) is difficult. For example, I can remember when McDonald's first came on to the national scene. Before then, if you wanted to eat breakfast out, you would get up early and look for a diner where the telephone pole repair trucks were parked. After you ordered, you leisurely waited for your food to come on a real plate with silverware accompanied by pure Grade "A" butter and maple syrup in a bottle. Now, I stand on line and instantaneously get "hot cakes" in a Styrofoam container. To tell you the truth, I can't really tell the difference between the container and the hot cakes.

I look for those old diners, but they are few and far between, so I have adjusted and have gotten used to this new way of life. And that's basically how we deal with change--even chaos. We adjust.

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