I start with four premises:
1. Change is always happening.
2. Despite 1, a portion of the population concludes that change is not occurring when it does not affect them. This segement concludes that they are actually in control of their surroundings.
3. This same segment is often oblivious to the precursors of change. As a result, when they do perceive change as actually happening, they believe that:
-they should have been consulted because they believe others WERE consulted.
-their "rights" were violated because they were not in control of the change.
4. We will never all have the same number of options, nor will we rank our options in the same way or incur the same pleasure or pain from excercising our options. This is compounded when people do not take full advantages of the options they DO have.
Based on these 4 premises:
I conclude that not accepting change is often one of the least effective coping mechanisms. In my view, those who accept that they have very little control over their surroundings (and/or take proactive responses to detect and adapt to change), seem to be happiest.
The change on Nostrand will make the one on Franklin look minor