LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: What Global threat does to the mind
CNN reports have it that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, shot at and killed 50 people. This deadly shooting has also left more than 400 others injured in Las Vegas. This occurred on the Vegas strip while the country music festival was on. The Shooter was said to have shot and killed himself inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel room from where he fired the shots.
Our Thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. This is threat on a global scale, because the whole world is watching. You may have experienced this first hand; maybe as an eye witness. There are a lot of people also all over the world seeing this threat to humanity. This affects us all.
How is Your Mind?
This question sounds unconventional, we are used to asking “how are you?” The after math of terror attacks are more likely to affect your mind than you can imagine.
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society. Patrick J. Kennedy
Three things You are going to experience:
The fear cripples productivity. Now everyone starts to think they might be the next victim, “What if you were the one at that shooting.” These thoughts could potentially make you depressed and fearful. The uncertainty of life becomes glaring and you are wondering if there is any guarantees. Life itself is a risk and only the bold get it to work. The more fearful and uncertain you are, the more you turn against people.
We are designed to work with people, and we are social beings. Terror tears us apart, makes us live in perpetual fear and lose our peace. The question is how is your mind? Are you aware that these subtle signals affect your capacity, and productivity? Do you need to share your fears with someone?
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