Posts tagged ‘rallye’

August 9, 2011

Haltung bewahren … Worte mit Hut (englische Essenz)

velvet suited boy & felt hat

Commitment to Composure

(A non-native Approach)

The more uneasy inklings of systematic economic decline and mounting social discomfort take over globally,
the more violent acts of self-justice inspire more violence in more diffused shape, from terrorist acts to riots flaring up and displaying frustration and anger festered into something uncontrolled and uncontrollable,
all the more we feel overwhelmed by our own discomposure, displacement and possible helplessness on one hand – and by mounting levels of empathy, indignation and an urge to engage on the other hand.

Adrenalin rushes call us to action, impulses between alarm and thrill – fight or flight. One of these evolutionary key triggers. Only, evolution could not prepare us for our self-induced overloads, informational tsunamis rushing at us signalling urgency, the need of relief action now – even while we recline in our chairs far away from the scenes of human tragedies, massacres, terrorist acts, warfare and oppression – likewise natural catastrophes, quakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and resulting suffering, predictable or unpredictable famines – they all escape our sphere of direct influence, our personal reach.

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