People must adapt to change no matter what comes their way.
How does one remain positively optimistic when the economy and the finances of a country become worse? How do the majority who have been living on handouts and rent-seeking adapt to that kind of change? Such people cannot adapt to change. They have been living on crutches.
However, ordinary people who don’t live on handouts and rent-seeking can and will adapt to any kind of change courageously. That is called true adaptability.