When things get complicated.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the fifteenth in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
In life, when things get complicated, our stress levels increase. It is the answer to our discomfort. Our brains don’t like to make complex choices. Specifically, it doesn’t like to lose, to lose something. If the choice involves loss, our stress is sure to make an appearance. Going to the mountain first or the sea first, then the other one afterwards? Easy. Going to the sea OR to the mountains, without the possibility of being able to do both? Difficult. Choosing your dish at the restaurant if everything tempts you. Choosing a car. Choosing a house. So many choices!
Finally, stress can also be caused by a threat. What’s at stake? Our lives! The choice may be fatal. Sometimes, no matter the choice, the outcome would be the same. But our response is usually limited to two actions, fight or flight. In some cases, we might see a third option, hiding, closing in on ourselves and hoping that the threat will pass. This third option is a recommendation in the case of a mad shooter in schools in the United States.
A final option is socialization, empathic reasoning. We are not talking about malicious manipulation here, but rather about human psychology. Open up to others to make them open up and together find a satisfactory solution. Warning! In the presence of a lethal threat, far be it from me to recommend this option, it is reserved for specialists accompanying law enforcement. But in a conflict like the one I mentioned in the previous post, socialization is, in my opinion, the only alternative.
To be continued…
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Last Updated on December 1, 2020 by Coach Danny