Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

I used to think that Ignore/Denial/Smart responses were mutually exclusive endpoints in how we generally address very tough situations. Such as what’s happening today – chaos, power-madness, wars, disease, politics, … – and all proceeding unpredictably. No longer. I now see these as three essential process steps that can help each of us deal effectively – cope – with our own world mess.