Fighting change

by abhirama

Ninja Fighter Sword

In my new workplace, I was assigned a brand new shiny MacBook. My first reaction was to ask for an Ubuntu laptop. My brain justified by giving several reasons, it is developer friendly, software that you run on a server runs as is in Ubuntu, etc. I was almost about to voice this opinion, but system two took over from system 1. It started asking questions along the lines of is this the reason you want an Ubuntu machine or are you just trying to avoid the unfamiliar? You have not used a Mac before and are you trying to run away from something new? The two debated for some time and settled on giving the Mac a chance. So far, the experience has been, and I am learning some cool things like using gestures for different actions, etc.

Whenever something new and unfamiliar comes across, the instinct for most of us is to fight it. Take a step back, analyze whether this is the primal part of the brain trying to fight against the unfamiliar or you have a valid reason not to.