Wake up calls
The failure of Carillion we can hope, like the financial crash of 2008 and the Grenville Tower tragedy, be seen as another, much needed, wake-up call: that the way much of society has been ‘working’ doesn’t actually work.
It’s quite simple: making decisions on a purely financial basis fails to address the fact that society is made up of thinking, feeling individuals. What is the benefit to society as a whole if a few organisations or individuals become hugely wealthy if the bulk of the earth’s population are, in some way or another, struggling?
We are in this together. Nobody is separate from the suffering of over-stressed staff, or ignored citizens: even if these individuals are not vocally complaining, their discomfort and distress is being reflected in the state of the world: in the growing health issues such as obesity, diabetes, mental health issues, for example and in Climate Change and it’s increasing violent effects on our weather.
It is time for us all to Wake Up to our inherent need to relate to each other as caring, sensitive, human-beings and to our planet as our support system. By being wise in this way, and aware of our deeper needs, so relationship, both personal and professional, become far more meaningful . . . and thus effective.
For too long ‘emotional’ has been seen as a weakness. But is it weak to cry when we see or feel others suffer? No! It’s being naturally human, expressing our intrinsic ability to empathise and care.
Of cause, it’s not usually helpful to be overly sentimental, nor to allow emotional attachments to get in the way of our interactions. Again this is where wisdom comes in: being able to tell the difference between a genuine plea for help and human need . . . and emotional blackmail or ‘baggage’ – chops on shoulders for example. We can only do this by developing our Emotional Intelligence. We can only do this by acknowledging our own emotions and working through them.
This is what we need to wake up to: that the emotional needs of so many individuals humans have been ignored for too long. We’ve had enough!
Wake up . . . and express how you’re feeling.
You don’t know how to? Another indicator of just how far we have come from our natural expressive human natures. I’ll be happy to help.
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Dr keith beasley
As an engineer turned life-guide and Quality Assurance expert who did his PhD on 'Transcending Thought', I've seen life from many perspectives. We need them all to even begin to make sense of life . . .
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