"Individuals will often accept intellectual arguments, understand their need to change, and express commitment to changing, but then resort to what is familiar."
(source: Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress By Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington)
What does the phrase "commitment to changing" exactly mean in the sentence? Which of the two below is correct?
- commitment to their determination to change the things if necessary that have not been changed "yet".
- commitment to the things that have been changed "already"
What does commitment mean here? Does it mean like a promise or determination? Could you help me clarify it? Thank you always.