…and change is the metric by which we understand time; this entity time which remains in itself simultaneously intimate beyond comparison and enigmatic beyond explanation. Surrendering to time, to change, represents a yielding of one’s self to entropy and the unscripted cyclic and chaotic narratives of process, evolution and growth. Buddhist psychology was spectacularly accurate when it identified the centrality of the human inability to just let go of things, to enshrine our attachments in dogmas and ideologies. Freud and co. added neuroses and paranoiac or narcissistic anxieties to this list. A Conservative fear of identity dissolution underlies a significant proportion of humanity’s political, social and interpersonal pathologies.