Innovate: should we or shouldn't we?

There's no easy answer.

Many people today can't wait for the next innovation to come along. To them, it's a sign of vitality and freshness sorely needed. In fact, an essay in a recent news magazine stated that "one reason for America's lag in productivity and gap in balance of payments is that the U.S. has lost much of its lead in innovation." Time, May 14, 1979, p. 74; Some might not be so sure innovations are always progressive, always so good. They say: "What's wrong with the way we're doing things? Why change?"

Whether or not to innovate is a question most individuals, as well as businesses and governments, have to contend with regularly. And I've heard of no magic formula that will help us make perfect decisions every time. But Christian Science does give spiritual insights that enable us consistently to make sounder decisions.

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Reading the signs
February 4, 1980

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