Geniuses are always marginalized to one degree or another. Someone wholly invested in the status quo is unlikely to disrupt it.
When a woman reads a romance novel, she is putting her own pleasure first. That small act of rebellion is perceived as a threat to the status quo. It’s also why this eternally popular and profitable genre has been scorned, ridiculed and dismissed.
All to often, on the long road up, young leaders become servants of what is rather than shapers of what might be.
Is there a status quo in the house?
Congress has a deep, vested interest in its own inefficiency.
The Bible Belt is collapsing. The world of nominal, cultural Christianity that took the American dream and added Jesus to it in order to say, ‘you can have everything you ever wanted and Heaven too,’ is soon to be gone. Good riddance.
What people resist is not change per se, but loss.
Often I didn’t think I was cut out for the way the world is, being born into a common culture and system I would never choose for myself.
The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.
An anti-politician is hardly an anti-politician once he starts winning and works to close the deal by working to sew up the Establishment.