AN ODE TO CHANGE
I confess: I really do love my job. I am fascinated by the diversity of companies, their ideas and, above all, the people I meet, consult and coach. I love accompanying personalities to stand up for themselves, to implement their ideas, to realize them and to fight for their vision, which shall lead to more humanity and sustainability. They inspire me, because they rarely accept the status quo - they want to change it: for the better, for the greater, for a more hopeful status!
Recently, however, I have been repeatedly dismayed at how individual corporations and politicians are breaking their humanity. Why rush sustainability and compliance reports when some business leaders obviously don't care what happens to everyone after their time? What goes through your head when you review the past 1.5 years, including the first light-footed lockdown openings a few days and weeks ago? Don't you visualize and feel memories like flashes of lightning popping through your head from previous events and messages that made you feel queasy at the time, but then quickly forgot because you didn't want to spoil your mood? ... I admit, in part, this has been my neglecting coping strategy.
Let's face it: In the next 20 years, a large part of today's economic and political "figures of light" will no longer be with us ... What remains then - apart from the pain of losing a loved one - besides the memories of prosperous times - lively summers with BBQs with friends, garden parties, golden autumn walks or white-glittering snow forests? Will we still be able to enjoy our life in harmony with nature? What about us and our children in 40-50 years? Do we have any chance of survival ... if we don't act radically now? What would that actually mean?
We have learned and experienced so much in the past few years. Can't we be proud of the fact that we can actually change a lot, precisely because we are doing so well economically? Why do we always see the dark side of change and never the sunny side? We can do so much, know so much and do so much ... but unfortunately not always the right thing. And don't get me wrong, I'm 100% involved in this equation!
Purely out of logic, money should never have a higher priority than health and our nature ... But it does! The reprimanding and dominantly hummed sentence of our parents "never bite the hand that feeds you" seems to have mutated into a hypocritical paradox - especially in regards to the latest environmental disasters in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Austria, the forest fires in California and the plastic-contaminated oceans etc..
If you find the extent of these natural disasters including Corona difficult to understand, then I recommend the following evening entertainment:
- Take a trip to the Salzburg Festival now in July / August and treat yourself to a performance of JEDERMANN(standing tickets are available starting at EUR 10 ). You will be surprised how the disdainful Mammon reminds you of someone ...
- then watch Sir David Attenborough's movie about our eart Sir David Attenborough about our earth
- And for dessert a few YouTube videos from Eckhard von Hirschhausen, Harald Lesch by our great and courageous environmental activist Greta Thunberg or statements by Klaus Kleber Klaus Kleber
- Last but not least, you can have a good night reading in the environmental report of the federal government - published in 2019 in which the introductory sentence of the chapter "Climate change" reads: "Climate change will not take place in the distant future - global warming has long been underway."
Everyone of them rang my alarm bells in unity - like Goldmarie on the overcrowded apple tree. And I admit: I don't know at the moment what I can do better, but I'm in.
Let's embrace change together - together we are stronger, everything is easier! Let's get started! For us, our children and our future! Are you in?
- Jedermann bei den Salzburger Festspielen
- Sir David Attenborough über unsere Erde
- Eckhard von Hirschhausen
- Harald Lesch über "Die Menschheit schafft sich ab"
- Harald Lesch über "Die Welt in 100 Jahren"
- Rede bei UN-Sondergipfel zum Klima von Umweltaktivistin Greta Thunberg
- Reportage von Klaus Kleber
- Umweltbericht der Bundesregierung, Kapitel zum Klimawandel ab S. 57
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An article written by Britta Viktoria Opatz