Thursday, August 4, 2016
Not to be confused with the word "inert" (motionless), inertia is the resistance of anything to any change in its current state of motion (including a change in direction). In other words, it is the tendency of everything to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity.
Social inertia is a term that applies the physics concept of inertia to other fields, in particular, social science fields such as psychology and sociology. It is used to describe resistance to change or the endurance of stable relationships in societies or social groups. Social inertia can be thought of as the opposite of social change.
"To improve requires change".