How will you adapt ?
Posted June 28, 2008on:
Yesterday I looked at the newspaper and I was shocked to see that the price of oil had risen again but instead of fear–as I had felt in the past–this question came over me. How will you adapt? Is this not the defining question that has allowed humans as a species to still exist today. One can choose to respond in anger at what is being done or one can be the change that one wants to see.
As I have expressed in previous articles unhealthy anger can tend to be a paralyzing force that immobilizes individuals from making changes that will allow them to face new circumstances in health ways. The alternative is a healthy anger that energizes and mobilizes adaptation and change. So as the nation faces higher oil prices and a “recession” the question for us all is how will we adapt? Something about the American story tells me that we will emerge from this episode as we have in the past–not consumed by anger and conflict but changed and renewed.