#47 The Unsolvable, Unavoidable, and Indestructible Tension Between Health AND Economy & Individual Freedom AND the Common Good
During this episode we interview our dear friend and colleague Dr. Barry Johnson, the father of Polarity Thinking™ about two crux polarities/tensions we are facing as a nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The interview is based on two Op-Ed pieces that will be included in Barry’s new book, AND Making a difference by leveraging polarity, paradox, or dilemma- Volume One: Foundations which is to be released this month (June 2020).
The two polarities/tensions we discuss during the interview are Health And Economy and Individual Freedom And theCommon Good.
These two polarities/tensions impact every person in the United States and therefore we urge you to listen to this episode and share it with your family, friends, colleagues, and communities.
This interview can change how you think about these two tensions that we are experiencing daily in our communities and in the country.
We think it’s safe to say we all want a country with healthy people and a healthy economy and at the same time there is a fear that as the pandemic continues we will end up with more unhealthy people and further insult to a declining economy in our country.
The truth is these polarities/tensions were present before the COVID-19 pandemic, and we must manage them now and after the pandemic.
The question is, what can we learn now, during the pandemic, to help us manage them in future?
That is the purpose of this podcast, to help us learn to see these tensions through a new lens, explore why it is important to manage them, and identify how we can manage them better in the future.
A few considerations before listening:
If this is your first time listening to the podcast, you may find it helpful to listen to Episode #1 where we explain polarities before listening to this episode.
The Op-Ed pieces are available in the show notes and if you are in a location where it is possible, we encourage you to download both pieces before you listen to the episode. Barry refers to the Polarity Map® in the Op-Ed pieces during the interview, so it will be helpful to have them in hand.
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