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In this episode, Joel and Antonia walk through the tension between personal responsibility and external burden as it relates to our personality.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Why is the pandemic so anxiety producing?
  • How can we mitigate the effects of anxiety?
  • How this affects our perceiving function more than our decision making one.
  • Looking at the pandemic through a systems thinking lens.
  • Some perspectives from Joel and Antonia as Exploration (Ne) users.
  • How do maps and models provide a helpful lens?
  • The concept of “black-box thinking”
  • Looking at the pandemic and the world’s reaction through The Tribal Leadership Model – find out previous podcast on Dave Logan’s model
    • A view of tribal levels 3 and 4 – and how current events could move us up to level 4
  • Thoughts around sustainability, reliance and being community focused, combined with globalization as ways of working through the pandemic.
  • Why cord cutting from society’s collective anxiety might help highly sensitive people (HSPs)
  • How have we built our lives to be reliant on systems?
    • The effect this has on our self esteem
    • What is our level of dependency and how can we become more interdependent?
    • What skills and knowledge can we learn?
  • A look at our current cycle and timeline, according to the Generational Theory model presented in The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss
  • How can models help us organise the world and make good decisions?
  • The safety and security level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – and how this relates to the pandemic
  • The importance of healthy routines and taking care of yourself

In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about ways to keep calm in the midst of chaos. #coronavirus #covid19

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  • Charis Branson
    • Charis Branson
    • March 31, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Chrissy! Thank you for your comment. It is hard to share a thought that may bring negative feedback. It has been a couple of weeks since you left the comment, however, so I’m sure you have seen that the numbers of affected people aren’t limited to the elderly alone. From what I’ve observed, a lot of midlifers are dying.

    Sometimes the government knows more than they let on because, when they do let on, panic ensues. Following the rules of social distancing requires a level of trust in our gov’t (I’m speaking specifically of the US) and Americans, in general, don’t feel much trust for their gov’t, right now. I’m glad you followed the rules of social distancing even when it was inconvenient. The current explosion of cases in the US shows that a lot of people didn’t follow your good example.

  • Charis Branson
    • Charis Branson
    • March 31, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Haha! The way toilet paper has become so scarce, we may all be using alternative sources of TP. That will be the next thing to go endangered – butt cream. Maybe we should start buying it by the case? ;)

  • Charis Branson
    • Charis Branson
    • March 31, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you, Josephine, for sharing your thoughts with us! We value you as a member of the community. <3

  • Charis Branson
    • Charis Branson
    • March 31, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Simone! The energies the last few weeks have been pretty crazy. I’m noticing that I have to steer clear of social media and a lot of the news outlets or I get really discouraged. I hope you find some tools to keep your spirits up! <3

  • Charis Branson
    • Charis Branson
    • March 31, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Michael! Thanks for the comment and for being a valuable member of the community.

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