We live in a world where the pace of change is fast. Even experts say it’s very difficult to predict the future. The pace of change in the last decade has changed a lot, and the media we’re seeing has changed a lot. Above all, the flow of thinking and the way we treat people have changed a lot. Maybe it’s natural that the world is changing vso fast.
What’s the smart way to deal with this rapid pace of change? Responding to the pace of change is becoming an important challenge linked to your future. You need to understand change wisely and be prepared to keep up with the pace of change. And many people struggle to be at the center of change. But it’s not easy to respond to the pace of change, to the point where we think we’re lethargic. Let’s think about some ways to deal with the pace of change in this reality.
First, there may be a way to predict the future. It’s very difficult to predict the future, but some of the world’s leaders seem to predict it. New technologies and products are the work of future leaders. With new technologies and products that we see as a predictor of change, we enjoy convenience and freshness. The fact that there are people who can predict the future and cope with the pace of change gives us little hope.
Second, you can think of ways to emulate the ways of wise people. It’s a more realistic approach. As students, we still lack the ability to cope with the pace of change. We study hard and prepare for the future, but we don’t know where to go yet. One of the options for this is to try to emulate the way people look smart. Even if you don’t understand the pace of change, you can analyze and follow the way the wise live and adjust to the rate of change.
Third, there’s a way to make your own way. You can think that creating your own path is the ultimate way to cope. But the risk is also a big way. If you create your own path, you can be considered stubborn. You may regret it after you make your own way. But assuming that you’re living in a world that’s so fast that you can’t predict, you need to make your own way rather than respond to the pace of change.
The three methods discussed above are not independent choices. It’s good to understand in three ways those who are preparing to go from college to society. We copy it first through the teachings of our professors (the wise). They also predict the future through various training courses. Ultimately, as you graduate from college, you are ready to create your own path when you enter society. It’s true that college life is short and it’s hard to be prepared, but you need to change yourself so that you can cope with the pace of change until you graduate from college.
Finally, how can we live today to cope with the pace of change? The most common but difficult answer is how to save time and work hard today. Since a day’s effort does not fully respond to the pace of change, many people easily give up today’s effort. Predicting, emulating, and creating paths takes so much constant effort that it’s easy to forget the importance of today.
Ask Soongsilians. Please emulate the wise to enter society. Please change your society in response to the pace of change. We ask you to fully understand the pace of change so that you can predict the future and create your own path. I believe that those who dream of this will have a happy day. The way to live today! I wish you to spend every day saving time and trying hard. As well as Soongsilians, this is one of the most important tasks that I pledge as a professor.
(Professor, Department of Accounting)