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Like many people in the UK I’m still in shock and disbelief at the results of our referendum, the collapse of our economy and political system, and the rise of racism and hate crimes on our streets.
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In NLP we say ‘You cannot not communicate.’ – which comes originally from the philosophical and experimental research by Bateson, Watzlawick, Jackson, Beavin Bavelas et al, as they attempted to describe the indescribable – the interactional patterns, pathologies and paradoxes and what they called the ‘pragmatics’ of human communication.
Though at first, this advice may not seem specially super helpful, I think it’s only fair to point out that, depending on what you mean by “making” and “fool” , it happens. We can sometimes actually get it wrong, we can…
Truly, incredibly, thanks to the UKweather, I spent the weekend reading Moneyball by Michael Lewis.
Incredibly, because what I know, understand and care about baseball is zero. Even saying that doesn’t quite convey the deep chasms of my ignorance and lack of concern, like, as the young folks say….whatever.
According to Gary Trudeau (Doonsbury), “You win by not getting out.” Hmmm.
In our new ‘post-truth’ world being heralded in triumphantly by Mitt Romney, the unloved and unloveable Republican candidate in the U.S Election, I have been practising my new spiritual discipline of staying calm and centred while egregious lies rain from the heavens.
Mitt’s campaign is so full of outright sh*te I can barely believe my eyes ands ears.
Of course the map ain’t the territory and every version of the past, present and future is just a story and always a biased and distorted one too. Maybe even more so when it’s our national myth and we’re going through such a huge sea change?
Lots left out, much bad not said… but hey, the isle was certainly full of noises.