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Economic PTSD: The Psychological Effects of the Recession

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Economic PTSD: The Psychological Effects of the Recession | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet

Our real responsibility to change the world — something we can do — is undermined by the false and self-blaming feelings of responsibility for things that we didn’t and can’t do. The paradox is that we have to face the ways that we’re really helpless in order to own the ways that we’re not.

The irony of this whole global crisis is the fact that only a relatively small percentage of the people on the globe — less than 1/4 — are not prepared for the subsistence living that seems eventually inevitable.  And those people are the same ones who are causing it.  If we were as well-prepared for hardship, emotionally and physically, as the majority of people on the planet, we’d tighten our belts, suck it up, and do the right thing.  But no…

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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