THE 20% MORE PRINCIPLE

Perhaps you've had enough of this Pandemic. Maybe you are about to close your business or maybe you have been retrenched or you are not getting paid.

 

Or maybe you are thriving because you have seen an opportunity. The fact remains. The world has been through much worse and it has survived and also thrived.

 

Some epidemic facts:

    • About 5,000 years ago, an epidemic wiped out a prehistoric village in China.
    • Around 430 B.C. an epidemic ravaged the people of Athens and lasted for five years (estimated death 100 000).
    •  The Antonine Plague, which may have been smallpox killed about 5 million people in the Roman empire
    • The Black Death traveled from Asia to Europe and wiped out about half of Europe's population.
    • An estimated 500 millio...

THE MIND AND UNCERTAINTY

We are facing uncertain times now with the outbreak of a pandemic and it will also not be the last time we face it. It really depends on how you deal with it. 

 

What is uncertainty?

 

Uncertainty is a lack of conviction/certainty. In the same category (as uncertainty) is doubt, doubtfulness, mistrust, question, skepticism, suspicion, and wonder. We are unsure of what will happen next.

 

How does uncertainty affect your mind?

 

Below is a picture of different brain maps.

 

 

Being held in the space of uncertainty for pro-longed periods of time, leads to anxiousness. Anxiousness is closely related to depression, and many times considered the antecedent of depression (in other words anxiousness leads to depression). You will see t...