What do “political” and “politics” mean to you? Can you identify yourself with one of these two common statements?
- “I don’t get involved in politics. What could I do, anyway?
- “Politics are the job of politicians. That’s what we vote and pay them for.”
Even people who’ve never been “interested in politics” their whole life have lately joined the discussion. Global crises of all sorts and uprisings, which in the past may have only “happened to others”, knocked at our front doors and entered our homes unbidden. And if they haven’t yet, maybe they will, soon…
Fear is contagious – and fear is the worst consultant ever. Fear shuts down the thinking part of our brain by triggering the Fight-or-Flight response, spiralling us back into an animal state of uncontrollable emotion and instinct. Continue reading