We are simple people, making the best of situations and resources. Sometimes we suggest to ourselves that all is well, or will be well. Fingers crossed, hope for the best, and so on😉
Other times, we tend to ignore trends that bother us, till things go seriously wrong.
In our country or another. Consciously or unconsciously, we rationalize that (the problem) is far, can’t relate, didn’t know, etc. Our responses range from cannot do anything about it to online donations.
Our constant striving is to be safe and happy. We can believe that those problems can never happen to us. Till it does.
I believe life happens when we least expect it, and when we feel vulnerable. Then we have two choices: meet the problem head on or shiver ‘n’ shake. At times, denial or cop out. I’ve done all of the above.
Take terrorism. There is no first aid for it. By the time we recognize the problem and own it as action-worthy, it is already too late. A social cancer, if you will.
When does the problem take root? What all can we do before we feel the terror? Does old logic breed new thought for novel and effective solutions?
Figure out your response strategy to this problem that seems distant and non-relatable. Read a fictional presentation of the pattern of trends in our societies that lead to the crises building UP to terrorism.
Available at AMAZON: “Terror Strikes the HoCleS.” By V Sabharwal. (Sample the chapters first).
Let us join hands and be prepared to break our pattern. Take ownership and act now.