because change can be uncomfortable...what happens next? Will it be negative? What fills the void left behind?
When countries rise up and demand Democracy and a better way of living, the old is left behind. We're used to the old; its absence/falling away can almost cause grief, it's so familiar. The important thing is to remember that positive change is occurring and that the new directions need positive energy and follow-up in order to well continue.
We are shaking off the fleas; how nice it will be to no longer itch and be bitten. Almost a "What's missing"? condition. Look around and sense the joy welling up, becoming the Standard.