Accepting the concept of change is easy. In the abstract, the notion of balance is readily applied, change comes in both favorable and unfavorable flavors, palatable because we cannot appreciate one without the other. In reality, however, we grasp childishly for the pleasurable while shunning the painful or uncomfortable. But it is hardship alone that necessarily tests our character. And only through the constant demand on our character that progress may emerge. A survival of the fittest for the myriad of facets of the self. A natural selection enabling the best of ourselves to crystallize. We are always becoming. All change is how we become.