Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
-Laurens van der Post
It seems that every time we look at or listen to the news, we once again enter an Age of Negativity. We hope that we do not have to accept that this is the new normal. If it is, then how do we counteract the emotionally draining affect it has on us? Is it possible to care deeply about what goes on in our world and yet still create works of value and beauty?
So much about life it seems to me, is about weathering the weather – these words are from from a tongue twister by an anonymous British poet that I learned as a child, words that particularly in the age in which we now live, reverberate in my mind:
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
Constantly, we seek ways to deal with the climate of negativity in which we now live and yet still lead productive, creative lives. It is essential for us to ensure that through our potential to exercise collective positivity plus very smart thinking, we counteract this Age of Negativity on Steroids in which we now find ourselves. In THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, the dreaded Drooma of Sooma Sooma are the negative forces that always need to be confronted and not be allowed to monopolize the Glimpsibles’ glorious color world – and their minds. These Glimpsibles, despite having to be ever vigilant, continue to create positivity. In our own world, we too have ongoing Drooma problems, something I have addressed in previous blogs: