I looked at a documentary
about the Mexican flue from 2009
and thought about the
'people with power act sometimes as people with brain damage:
they don't have the ability to mirror anymore.....'
from the book 'Human kind' a hopeful history.
In 2009 governments were preparing for a pandemic,
they ordered lot's of vaccines to make sure
they could deal with it.
In the end the Mexican flue was not as bad as they thought
and......a lot of vaccines were bought and not used.....
People blamed ministers and blamed government:
'they' did a bad job, should have known better....
Now governments are blamed
because there are not enough vaccines,
that the rules are not strict enough or to strict.
This time there IS a pandemic
-while looking at that documentary-
I realised that perhaps
we all have signs of 'brain damage'
if we loose the ability to mirror.....
In 2009 people were blamed for doing
what in 2021 would be good.....
Do I understand all the regulations?
I realise I can't.....
because I am not standing in their shoes...
I don't know all they know.....
I hope and trust
that they still have the ability to stand in our shoes....
In the book 'a promised land' from Barack Obama
he writes about his first trip to the G20
when he was president.
Michelle Obama went with him.
He talks about the 'diplomatic' ways
of getting a deal
and about media
who don't know what is going on,
but still like to form opinions and
let people believe something.....
even if it is not true....
He also talks about the challenges for Michelle,
and.....that she kept doing what she thought was right.
She went to a school,
talked about her child hood
and kept in contact with some of those students.
That talk made a huge difference:
those kids were more motivated to do good,
to develop themselves.....
Grades went up:
they saw and heard what was possible
'even for them'.....
They were intrinsic motivated by her words.
The Pymalion effect:
If people believe in you,
you do better,
you will be intrinsic motivated.
Lot's of research show
that if children hear they are great,
they will do great,
even if those children are tested with a low IQ.
There is also an opposite:
the Golem effect.
They let children believe
they were stutterers even when they weren't:
they had to stop the research,
because these kids had their whole life stutter problems...
In an other study they made two groups:
one group was told to be 'the smart ones',
the others 'the not so smart ones'.
They let the smart kids believe they were not,
and the not so smart ones believe they were...
In the end,
the not so smart ones
turned out to be the smart ones...
and the smart ones had a new believe:
they were not smart.....
What is our focus?
How do YOU see the world?
How do you treat people,
do you believe that everyone is doing their best
to be the best and use the Pygmalion effect
or do you believe that everyone is here
to make your life miserable....the Golem effect..
I kept the 'dead' Amaryllis....
I gave it time,
it made me proud :-)
What do you believe?
Did you know
that the Astrological chart of Charly Chaplin
is almost the same as the one of Adolf Hitler?
Realise we have a free will,
a choice to raise our consciousness
a choice to heal our wounds
a choice to be the change we want to see in the world....