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Is it possible to live in an engaged and enthusiastic way as HSPs and introverts in the face of insensitivity?
Society is not renowned for its sensitivity to the needs, anxieties, and pains of humanity.
In fact we only have to watch certain TV shows to see how brutal it can be. Shows that peddle the dog eat dog reality of a competitive world. Things like the X Factor, The Apprentice, Dragon’s Den etc, don’t dwell for long on the impact of earth-shattering decisions on the individuals involved.
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Pressure does strange things to us. It has a way of bringing everything to the surface. It can replace the measured discipline and rhythm of every day life with a sometimes irrational self-sabotaging desperation.
We all face pressure situations, and can all plan for how we are going to respond to them…to some extent.
It is a New Year. It is a time to reflect and also to look forward. This is all the more apparent as we slide into a new decade – and yes, I am quite aware that technically we still have another year before the new decade officially starts – but psychologically and as far as most people are concerned it starts this year.
A lot has changed in the last ten years, not least the power of technology and in particular the Internet. We didn’t much have broadband ten years ago, and those of us who did have web access would be on connections with slow dial up modems and our usage was restricted to email and sluggish fact-finding.
I noticed recently, while watching a reality TV competition show that there is a strange phenomenon that the powerful now use in order to control the weak; the capacity to possess access to fabricated dream-fulfilment. It has probably always been rife but it suddenly struck me the other day when watching the X-Factor that the contestants in all of their delusion have completely missed the point. They talk about this being ‘all they’ve dreamed of since they were a kid,’ and how if they don’t reach the next stage their ‘dreams would be shattered’ etc.
It got me thinking, what exactly is their dream?
When is the cut-off point at which they can say it has been fulfilled?
And did the original dream have someone else in complete control?