I very much enjoyed this book.
Below is my Amazon review.
The book is timely given the failures of democracy and capitalism that are obvious for those willing to see.
What I loved most about this book is that the alternatives offered are imminently possible.
In your own life right now what are the alternative realities you could immediately create for yourself should you decide to make different choices and decisions?
The following insights came to mind while I was reflecting on the USA election:
“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” Anaïs Nin
“Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” Mark Twain
“Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities.” Voltaire
All applicable to Trump.
The bottom line for me about Trump is three-fold:
1) He creates a narrative that leads his supporters to believe something is not true. His narrative is mostly baseless. Of course he is not the first person to claim authority based on make believe. This is modis operandi and the dogma and doctrines of religion.
2) He has consistently denied, denounced and degraded democracy.
3) He continually incites violence.
Just on the three factors above, based on his own words and action in the public arena, Trump is indefensible and should have been removed from office long before this election.
Some have said that Trump is a wild card and that the world needed a non politician to expose the corruption and pointlessness of politics. There is some validity in this.
Personally I'm over party politics and the polarisation that they thrive on.
I came across this video by Russell Brand. I'm with him let's find an alternative.
Another now is always possible.
What are the lessons for you and your organisation in all of this?
What are the alternative realities you could immediately create should you decide to make different choices and decisions?
And how will you help your world to be better, wiser and more valuable?