Collective Anxieties.

These post have generally been about social issues relative to personal health. The NHS is often cited and in doing so there’s the recognition of a political dimension to anything NHS related. Politics is never far from any discussion of mental of physical well being.

While remembering Pierre Trudeau becoming Canadian Prime Minister in 1968, I’ve been a keen political observer since I was 13 and the Nixon-McGovern presidential race of 1972. Not since those times, have I felt such a collective anxiety expressed in reaction to the world’s most prominent political arenas. From Brexit, to Trump, to Russia to North Korea to Syria. People everywhere feel less safe and less certain. As long as we as global community continue to accentuate differences that divide us, then the uncertainty and the anxiety will continue. It’s as if we’re waiting for the next great conflagration.