“May you live in interesting times.” So goes the purported ancient curse.
To say our current times are “interesting” is a huge understatement. We are presently living through times for which there are few precedents. More than anything, it is the lack of information and certainty that is the source of the concern, fear, and in some cases panic, that we see happening around us. In our calmer moments we all know that fear actually impedes our higher cognitive functions. Cogito ergo sum can sometimes quickly lead to fight or flight.
(Republished with permission from Ross Marsh Consultancy Group Inc.)