The Six Stages of Awareness

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 4:21 PM

A new Martenson Report, available to all registered users, is posted.  This one is about how we might internally process the changes that are before us.

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The Six Stages of Awareness


The text below is from a past seminar.  It is a very loose adaptation of the Kubler-Ross "Five Stages of Grief" framework.

Often a broad new awareness results in a series of emotional responses
that mimic the grief associated with loss.  I have termed these as The
Six Stages of Awareness.

Each of us here is somewhere along this progression.  Most of us will
inevitably pass through all six stages, each at a different speed.

While we read each others comments at this site (and elsewhere) my hope
is that we can find acceptance and understanding of the fact that each
person is at a slightly different stage of acceptance and awareness. 

Each person needs to process the stage they are currently in and that
is perfectly OK with me (within normal bounds of civility and
appropriateness, of course).

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Chris- Your idea that each

Chris- Your idea that each of us has to process this change through these stages  in our own way is perfect.  (I speak as a psychologist.) Thanks, as always, for your leadership.

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I just realized I'm stuck on
I just realized I'm stuck on stage 5. I don't have enough money to buy appreciating material assets like gold. I don't have my own home. I'm still in school dealing with student loans. By the time I make serious money it may be too late. Mexico runs out of oil in 3 years doesn't it? I'm just a freshman!
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Foreclosure moratorium in Cook County

Here's a blast from the 1930s:


CHICAGO (AP) - Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don't have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won't take part in evictions.

Dart says he's concerned that many of the people being evicted are renters who were unaware that their landlords have been failing to pay their mortgages. He says his deputies have no way of knowing whether they're removing someone who has defaulted on a loan or someone who has been faithfully paying rent.

Dart says he thinks he's the first sheriff in a major metropolitan area to stop such evictions during the ongoing foreclosure crisis.


The Cook County sheriff obviously has the populist sensibility that's almost totally missing at the national level. How much longer can the corporatist Depublicrat party keep stiffarming the people it "serves" with harsher surveillance, harsher sentences, harsher bankruptcy provisions, and open looting of the Treasury?

One day the lid is going to blow off of this phony, managed calm. We may see some collective behavior that "exceeds the normal bounds of civility and appropriateness."

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