Curse or grace?

Most people are constantly tormented by something inside, but unfortunately they have no idea what to do about it. So for a long time they just pretend that all is well in their lives, communicating their enthusiasm, success, health and wealth. But one day they go off the rails, which shocks everyone around them.

What happens is like diarrhea and a gag reflex that cannot be restrained. The person makes some excessive, inadequate or even violent move against himself, a stranger, a colleague, family or society as a whole. The scale of the tragedy can be anything, affecting only a close circle or entire nations: a mental breakdown on social media, a corporate conflict, a school shooting, and, of course, the invasion of Ukraine by wild Russian hordes.

Common to all cases is the inability of a particular individual (or group) to recognize, curb, and redirect into a constructive channel the energy that explodes him (or her, them) from within. Sometimes, however, it is too late for reflection. In neglected cases, the only way out is a straitjacket or a bullet to the head.

In this sense, I have always been struck by the ability of creative people to transform their suffering into works of art. Even if for a while, their lives become, if not harmonious, at least bearable. The creators were lucky to intuitively find the channel through which their inner dissonance is released to the outside. Moreover, this happens in a form that society accepts, appreciates, and sometimes generously rewards. The latter is true mercy of the gods, for the power that destroyed man now grants him salvation, prosperity, and, most importantly, meaning. What would happen if everyone, to the extent of his humble strength, became a Creator?

Sincerely yours,


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Alexander Lyadov

Alexander Lyadov

As a business therapist, I help entrepreneurs to navigate faster in non-standard situations.