Looking at Politics through the Lens of Nurturance

Nurturance deniers at the political level.

A little exercise to bring cheer into your life. Maybe even a tiny bit of power.

Below is a list of 10 major world figures…..politicians or leaders of major organisations.

  • The Dalai Lama
  • Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
  • Kim Jong-un, North Korean dictator.
  • Mother Teresa, missionary worker with the poor
  • Pope Francis
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Barack Obama
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese political leader
  • Donald Trump
  • Hillary Clinton

Arrange them in the order of 0 to 10 according to your intuition of how nurturant  each person might be. .

A wonderful nurturer  might get score of 10. A score of 5 indicates that they are just barely good enough.  A monster nurturer  would  score 0.  For the purpose of this exercise, nurturance has a broad range. Even though the most difficult job is obviously the one of nurturing a baby, a being that cannot speak, and is utterly dependent, we are talking about the broader aspects of nurturance: how someone might look after babies,  but also relate to adults, animals, plants, the environment. This is not an intellectual exercise. Just go with your gut feelings, and arrange them from 0 to 10 on a piece of paper, whatever.

Now give your mother a score from 0 to 10  on this scale.  Anything less than 5 tells you that you had a very difficult start in life.

Finally, think about the next election in your state or country ? Who are the candidates asking you to vote for them ? Give each of them a score from 0 to 10.

Should you give a vote to anyone who scores less than a 5 ??

Leon’s agenda: The more politicians find out about this,  the more likely they may be to include nurturance on their political agenda.

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