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Stress Reduction Sunday :: Keep Calm and Carry On” :: Timeless Wisdom from Wartime Propaganda

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It’s Stress Reduction Sunday. Read my weekly post in the Connecticut Watchdog. Here is my CT Watchdog posts from last week:

I’I was walking down Church Street in Burlington, Vermont (Church Street is a pedestrian marketplace in the center of our small city), and noticed a poster in the window of the new Lotus Shop. It read, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” I was intrigued by this message. It sounded like the Buddha talking but it’s actually a British propaganda poster slogan from 1939. It was set to be deployed if Germany invaded Britain, and since this never happened the poster did not see wide distribution.

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This is a message of equanimity and is a valuable tool to have in your stress reduction tool kit. Whatever the situation, “remain calm.” In other words, don’t freak out. What is served by that? Nothing. It’s energy wasted. It’s time wasted. And it does nothing to forward the solution of the problem.

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