Apparently, well according to Landmark – the foremost purveyors of personal transformation technology and courses, there are just and only THREE upsets that a human being can experience. They are:
1. The Unfulfilled Expectation
2. The Unexpressed Communication, and
3. The Thwarted Intention.
Yes, that’s it.
The Game we might play here is: can you name any other kind of upset? And to make it more fun, let’s use the comments box for that. As a pointer, I can tell you that I’ve found none other than the three above, but I know that won’t stop the argumentative and curious having a go.
I recently started a blog and named it the ‘Big Upset’. In it, I have and will likely continue to speculate on my feeling that our culture (loosely the Western, materially-minded, neo-liberal, globalised soup in which we’re waving for help) is going to change dramatically, perhaps suddenly, and that will clearly be upsetting.
It will be characterised and made painful by unfulfilled expectations, unexpressed communications and certainly thwarted intentions.
My ongoing ponderment (I think I might have made that up) is exactly how upsetting it’s all going to be. As well as how we’ll respond in the light of a potentially dark time.
Some, who have some idea of whats at stake here will be preparing for and mitgating their upset. Others, who can’t foresee a sudden disruption to their daily premise and hope of infinite supply in a finite landscape, may be in for a bigger shock.
What’s irresistibly fascinating is how we’ll respond and react as a whole. Whilst some, maybe many, are ‘prepping’ quietly, only mentioning that they are doing so to a chosen few of like mind, the overall effect of the Big Upset is so hard to call.
You might have a stash of water and tinned beans in your loft, but what will happen on your street, in your neighbourhood, in your town square and at Westminster?
I digress. I only wanted to play the Upset Game with you. Can you think of one that’s not one of Landmark’s three?
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