Nobody should fear change

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I walk around the city and admire everything surrounding me. I understand what I see might not be around for future generations, but for us it is permanent.

Pubs will no longer be pubs, shop fronts will become an entrance to a home and a high-rise building may no longer exist.

The Britain we live in today will be completely different to the one in which people live in years to come. Families will be living lives differently.

Those in education won’t be walking in our shoes but along a new path, because the strategy of teaching will be so different.

The system of politics will likely remain devoted to tradition, yet those who conform to the tradition will be different. Just think, the prime minister in 30 or 40 years is probably still at school.

Our nation is forever revolving in conjunction with the rest of the world. A sector in our economy which is currently under-performing could quite possibly boom and become our strongest.

Many are struck with fear when there is a huge change to something they are currently comfortable with. Yet others embrace change with optimism, remaining open-minded.

I think it is important everyone has a clear and fresh mind regarding change. Yes, it is okay to meet people who don’t wish to accommodate new needs, but nobody should fear transition. Life is too short to remain concerned about where we will be in years to come.

If we look after and appreciate what surrounds us now then there should be limited issues.

One core reason our nation will be so unrecognisable compared to today is because of reform. Reform is a huge word frequently used in politics. From the NHS to higher education, the government seems to be embracing reform. But are we seeing too many plans for reform? Are they corrupting the attitude we have towards the future?

Reform is a huge job designed to benefit the country on a broader scale but not necessarily smaller communities. It can be good, although it can hit hard.

Examples of changing an area would be the structure and the operations of GCSEs, how the NHS is overseen and the way in which our justice system works.

The concerning thing regarding change is we don’t fully understand how much it is needed until something has been done.

However, I firmly believe we should remain open-minded to how we can develop as one Britain.

There is no issue in disagreeing with decisions made, but it is impossible to escape them while living on British turf.