The modern era is characterized by very fast-paced change, the rate of which increases year after year. I’ve observed three main ways people respond to the change.
Embrace the new, reject the old This reaction may be the most common. The assumption is that everything newer is better and supersedes what came before. The constant advancement of scientific knowledge lends credence to this idea, so we think that we know more today than did the people before us, even in areas that have nothing to do with science.