It only takes a moment for our world to change. For most, this may have sounded cliché two months ago. Alas, clichés are born of truth.
I’m thinking about how we all respond to these drastic changes?
Have we prepared ourselves for such things? Is there even a way to do so?
There is an entire body of work devoted to Risk – recognizing it, working within its boundaries, and shielding oneself (and one’s loved ones and organizations) from it. I’m currently introducing myself to Nassim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness. There is a lot there.
In addition to the academic, I’m interested in how people who believe in the super natural navigate these times differently than those who don’t. I’m curious about the spectrum of responses and what informs each one. The stories interest me, but that’s no surprise.
I guess the thing that has helped me through moments of drastic change is the chance for new stories to emerge. There are so many major plot twists in what had been thoughtfully planned lives that are emerging only now. The amount of birth amongst the immeasurable death is equally staggering.
We are often exposed to the core of who we are in these shifts (differently than during consistently challenging circumstances).
While dealing with the real and present risk, I wonder what taking some extra time to watch for the new stories and listen to what has been exposed in us would do?