When words like "transformation" become jargonized to the point where they're no longer useful for conveying critical distinctions, then it's time to invent new language to convey these distinctions.
The real distinction "transformation" is the real distinction "transformation", regardless of which word it's conveyed by. A rose by any other name is still a rose, albeit by another name.
Let's be totally, unflinchingly honest about this: changing the world has been tried many, many times before. The plain truth is changing the world has never worked. This is because changing anything while standing on a soapbox of "something's wrong" merely produces something else which is also wrong. We human beings keep fervently changing the pieces of the scenario over and over and over again, yet we blindly leave the soapbox itself unchanged ...
It's a fundamental tenet of Life, whether I like it or not, that "What you resist persists" - to quote Werner Erhard. In other words, resistance causes persistence.
If you're going to make any difference at all, you have to stand on a platform of "the world is perfectly OK the way it is, and it's also perfectly OK the way it isn't", then look from there at what's possible. This doesn't change anything. Looking at what's possible isn't in the same domain as change. Change rearranges what's already here (which we already know has never worked). Looking at what's possible brings forth something entirely new.
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