For another perspective on why change is hard, let’s hear from noted futurist Douglas Adams (yes, THAT Douglas Adams) (hat tip Signal vs. Noise)
“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
— Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time)
I think all of us over 35 need to convince our brains that we are between 15 and 35. All of us with a brain age of under 35 need to exercise said brain to keep it from growing old before its time.