I was just reading the current issue of What’s Next, which I recommend, by the way, and ran into this gem:
“In closing it is probably worth mentioning Elizabeth Kuber-Ross’s five point model of how people deal with death. Stage 1 is disbelief, stage 2 is yearning, stage 3 is anger, stage 4 is depression and stage 5 is acceptance. Is it possible that societally (in the West) we are looking at what we think is an abyss (i.e. economic recession, global warming, the rise of China and so on) and are reacting in exactly the same way as if we were facing terminal illness or the death of a loved one. We are currently in the collective anger stage, falling into depression. But soon we will adjust and accept whatever the new normality is.”
Now that is an exciting observation. What is scary is that the depression stage is often associated with suicide.
Some feedback on this would be appreciated.
Don’t forget the Common Ground Contest that is going on for the next couple of months!