...It is a great mistake to imagine that one can resolve traumas in a symbolic fashion. If that were possible, poets, painters, and other artists would be able to resolve their pain through creativity. This is not the case, however. Creativity helps us channel the pain of trauma into symbolic acts; it doesn't help us resolve it. If symbolic revenge for maltreatment received in childhood were effective, then dictators would eventually stop humiliating and torturing their fellow human beings. As long as they choose to deceive themselves about who really deserves their hatred, however, and as long as they go on feeding that hatred in symbolic form instead of experiencing and resolving it within the context of their own childhood, their hunger for revenge will remain insatiable" Alice Miller
Climate change is a symptom and is just a half-truth that is being exploited by some members of the elite for name recognition and enrich themselves, so they can build their bunkers to protect themselves from climate change and other threats.
The root causes of the world's problems are childhood repression, but I don't see that conversation starting anywhere in the stage of the world -- who wants to face their own painful childhood repression?!
So if we really want to change the world -- let's start the conversation about the dangers of childhood repression in our society. Greta is being exploited first by her parents and now by everyone else...
Sylvie Imelda Shene J P P, you're welcome to write in Portuguese. I have no trouble reading in Portuguese, but I have problems writing in Portuguese or in any other language because of my dyslexia, but I have less difficulty writing in English. I don't have time to respond to your last comment but here are two blogs I wrote that might answer some of your questions.
Sylvie Imelda Shene I have learned nothing ever is what it seems. What the public sees and what goes on behind the scenes are two totally different stories.
Good for her that her bubble has not burst yet and she is still cashing in on her talents by focusing on the symptoms instead of dealing with the root causes of society’s problems.
We live in a world of puppets and puppeteers and people are free to give their minds and souls to whoever they choose.
The world has no lack of good speakers, performers, actors, and actresses. If lectures and sermons by well articulate speakers worked to change human behavior -- the world would have changed many times over.
It might help us feel better in the short term, like taking medication, but in the long run, it will make things worse.
As I wrote in my book A Dance to Freedom: Your Guide to Liberation from Lies and Illusion Page 75, 76 and 107
“The extremes to which people go to avoid facing the pain of their own truth — even though such a confrontation would set them free — will never cease to amaze me. “To many people,” Alice Miller says, “it seems easier to take medication, to smoke, drink alcohol, preach, educate or treat others, and prepare wars than expose themselves to their own painful truth.”42
…too many of us think that simply praising ourselves or visualizing ourselves in perfect circumstances is all we need to do to change. Even those who realize that real change is more difficult still take the easy way out and focus their energy on getting rid of symptoms, instead of searching out the root cause.
“There are plenty of means to combat symptoms of distress: medications, sermons, numerous ‘treatments,’ ‘miracles,’ threats, cults, pedagogical indoctrination, and even blackmail,” Alice Miller says. “They can all work for a while, but only because they reinforce the repression and reinforce the fear of resolving it.
… A lot of money and fame comes from this business of repression because it satisfies the longing of so many grown-up children: to be loved as a good child. … In the long term, we have to pay a high price for this repression.”58 The typical methods people use to search for answers — which are really ways to run away from the truth — are futile because our real, repressed story continues to attempt to make itself heard no matter what we do. Alice Miller believed that our true plight, the root cause of all our repeated problems, will keep trying to gain our attention in more extreme ways until we finally take notice.”