In Holland there was a court case against the curfew.
They 'won'.....the curfew had to stop.....
The state appealed and now a hearing will be in a few days.
It will be interesting what will happen.
The same day there was a press conference
from the prime minister and the minister of health
And I finished reading the book
'Human kind, a hopeful history'
There is a part about people with power....
People of power act sometimes the same way
as people with brain damage:
they loose the ability to mirror,
something that is part of human beings,
of who we are....
People who are insecure
are easy manipulated.
Leaders become leaders because they are loved,
people trust them and vote for them.
What happen after then,
-as I see it-
if they dealt with their own insecurity or not....
It can be seen by their behaviour.
Can they mirror or can't they....
are they projecting and being emotional
or are they compassionate.
Do they want 'to win'.....
and by that they loose
or can they see 'the other side'
and find a way that is good for all....
A mature of immature ego.
Intrinsic motivated people will do what is needed
and feel good about it for themselves.
They are not motivated by money,
or outside praise.
They trust....even if others don't -
They do what they love to do and by that
live a happy life and attract exactly what they need.
In Holland their is a man who started 'buurtzorg'.
He didn't like the way the care-system worked:
to much admin, to many managers and
not enough time for the professionals
to help the people who need the care.
Now there are groups of 5/7 district nurses
who work together, without a manager.
They make sure the people who need the care
will get it in the best way and....if they need
help they can ask, but most of the time
they solve it themselves.
Their salary is higher, the care is better.
This man-Jos de Blok- trusted and believed.
He showed by the success of this
that he was right:
in all of us there is a leader
who likes to work to together
for a bigger goal.
In France you have the same with a factory:
The director gave the power back to the workers
and.....they worked it out together
and became successful.
If people do what they love,
they don't need 'a boss' to tell them what to do,
they will take responsibility.
Is this possible for our society as well?
How is it with children?
How do we treat them?
Do we believe they are powerful as well?
Do we trust that they have leaders quality's?
How is this shown in the education system?
Often we say to children
'I am so proud of you!'
and that sounds great only.....
it could let them believe
that THAT is important:
that others are proud of you....
and instead of intrinsic motivated,
they will be eccentric motivated.....
They can let believe that they
have to do, what others want them to do.....
How would it be
if we change this and say:
'You must be so proud of your self'.....
Could it be that they would be
more intrinsic motivated
and follow their dreams
instead of what people are expecting of them.
Do we as parents/society
still believe we know best.....
I hear people talking about 'lost years' because of the corona,
couldn't it be that this is just what they need?
Could it be that this will be the change:
young people will be the leaders of tomorrow.....
looked at successful resistance movement since 1900,
they found that peaceful ones had a success rate of 50%
and the violent ones 26%...
Self-control was the most important difference in both....
Nelson Mandela is a great example:
he invested in people,
looked them in the eye,
could understand the other side
and show them his side....
Can we be the people who
are part of a peaceful movement,
a successful one,
that help change the world.
Can we be the people
who see each others leadership,
each others strength
and look each other in the eye,
Knowing we all do the best we can
till we know different
and then we do different.
Just don't quit.....