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Let there be Light 2017: No 28

Anton Chekov wrote: ‘Any idiot can face a crisis- it’s the day to day living that wears you out.’

Sometimes in life we find ourselves the cause of shock to others and at other times a passenger to shock. It is the gap between expectation and events which triggers genuine shock….like the sudden death of someone close or even the unexpected criticism of a colleague.

Often however people will publicly feign shock more as a tool to enable them to appear wounded or wronged because such a reaction looks plausible. I have noticed that the successful don’t burn scarce energy on choosing to make a drama out of a crisis.

Drama doesn’t just walk into your life. You either create it, invite it or associate with it.

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