“Torment agenda” impacts inflation
Today it seems to be all about impacts: the impacts of Corona, the New Normal, the impacts of climate change, new technologies, the impacts of our behavior and use of products and services.
It almost feels like getting surrounded by consequences, every day anew. Consequences that have occurred, that were suspected and expected, intended or unintended. Separating actions from consequences – practiced for decades – is catching up with society.
“Paranoia” and the rather uncanny impression that hings are haunting us
Sigmund Freud described the uncanny as the once “secret”, the “homely”, familiar and later “repressed”. Familiar and taken-for-granted habits of life turn in retrospect into a kind of “haunting” of “non mindfulness” living, as a kind of irreversible cascade of negative consequences.
Putting actions to the test of their consequences
Traditionally, getting confronted with the consequences of life was only after the fact. This is what the many images of the Last Judgment stand for, where sorting out and damnation or heaven are the quintessence of their way of life.
Now it’s up to us to “weighing” and deciding in advance, today – scaling and questioning action in respect to its consequences.