Imagine that the world can be different.
Some people will find that easy. Some will find it harder. Some will find it alarming and retreat from it, dropping word grenades to discourage pursuit.
We are psychologically disposed and socially conditioned to have a stable worldview and defend it against conflicting input. “This is the way things are.” When people’s worldviews include the social and political status quo, they avoid or block change.
What can overcome this? Our deeper values, and our sense of empowerment. But many people are disconnected from those. Perhaps they never learned to feel them, or they suppress them because they’ve been taught that it’s more important not to rock the boat.
That, surely, is the territory of personal development. [Read more…] about Social change is a personal development issue