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Recession is when your neighbour loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours! (Ronald Reagan – Former US president).
What’s in a word? Perhaps one of the reasons for recession is around perspective – the inability and/or unwillingness to move from a position of ‘me and them’ to ‘us’.
To be appropriately independent is a good thing – but to focus on our own needs at the expense (or in ignorance) of the needs of others? Steven Covey has talked about the successful state of ‘inter-dependence’, and we’re all familiar with the expression ‘the overall sum being greater than the individual sum of the parts’ … have we lost sight of the fact that an altruistic outlook isn’t just about benefits to others?
We are social creatures – our brains are ‘social organs’. So, depression or recession – or a need to live and work together more socially and successfully?
Change is a given – it will happen, it’s inevitable – a bit like ‘death and taxes’ as the saying goes …
Some changes are so familiar (growing through childhood into adolescence and on to adulthood, through parenthood, work responsibilities etc.), so much part of the fabric of our lives that we hardly notice them as ‘change’. Others however – changes in relationships, recessions, even earthquakes – represent change of a completely different order; changes that are unexpected, unsettling, life-changing or even life-threatening. Like it or not, change is inevitable, and just at the moment there seems to be rather a lot of it about …
We may have very little (or even no) ability to stop or prevent change happening; we can however choose how we have a relationship with change. Is change something that presents a difficulty and blockage, or a challenge to rise to? Does it represent a door slamming shut, or the chance to seek out and step into somewhere new?
Change is inevitable – how we choose to manage it, a matter of choice.