There appears to be a lot going on in the world at the moment.
I suspect that what we think is happening depends on who we are, where we are, and what we use as our information sources.
I believe we can only come to a common understanding by listening to each other. There is no right or wrong answer since none of us has all the details. There is only a multiplicity of views which, when woven together, will create our common whole.
So, this week, instead of telling you what I think is going on, I invite you to share what you think is going on in the comments below.
If you listen to the news media or spend your days scrolling through social media posts, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking the sky is falling. It’s not.
If you’re finding the news depressing; turn it off.
If you can’t trust what your friends and others are sharing on social media; do your own research or stop reading the fake news posts they share.
If Trump’s tweeting and the media coverage his insane tweets attract are driving you to distraction; ignore him. In the greater scheme of things, Trump is irrelevant. He’s only a bit player in the story of your life – even if you live in the USA.
Being generous means you’re prepared to share your resources, knowledge, and skills for the benefit of others. In fact, you’re prepared to give them away with no expectation of getting anything in return.
Being generous is acting from the realisation we are in this project of life together and get a better outcome when we share and lend each other a helping hand.
When you’re generous, you’re saying you think of the welfare of others.
Being collaborative is how you signal you’re a team player, whether that team is a work team, a family, or a partnership. It’s about pitching in to help, lending a hand, or joining in a group effort to get something done.
We are social beings, and working together builds cohesion and a sense of belonging.