People argue that change is hard. The real reason is because politics shape culture, and culture shapes politics. In other words, the system that sets the rules and regulations nurtures a mentality that will interpret and set similar rules and regulations. It’s a closed chain of actions and reactions.
Until historical catastrophic events, commonly known as a black swan disrupt this equilibrium. And they do it scalably and abruptly.
World war II is one such event. Social media is another one. And mergers and acquisitions in companies.
For decades, countries lived within their own cocoons. The Scandinavians exerted their rituals, and Arabs praised their own habits. But when social media exposed to both ecosystems what was on the other side, something changed.
A fast growing country is another layer of black swan events that can happen to a place.
MENA region; the BRICs; Africa.
The momentum within such places is much bigger than Britain’s for example- a large, more stable system.
People are moving fast and in and out, and rules and regulations keep adjusting with the same pace. The only danger with fast moving cultures is the ability of people in power to drive it. It’s like a dragon or an X-15 aircraft. The engine is hot and the speed is beyond control. Only a good pilot can manage well and right.
Another problem is the lack of equilibrium among people. By nature, we need to feel a sense of stability in regards to the habits and cultures that surround us.
So, there may be no golden answer to whether a low pace of change or a fast one is better.
But an observation is worth making.