Species-wide, the ability to change is called adaptability. Species that can adapt survive. Species that don’t… don’t.
“Adaptability as a skill refers to the ability of a person to change his actions, course or approach to doing things in order to suit a new situation. We constantly change our lifestyles because our world is changing always. … That is an example of adaptability.”
But what happens if you don’t recognize that it is a new situation… when you look at everything exactly the same way as before? Then you are stuck.