Fear of future change

Other Names:
Social change powerlessness
Paralyzing image of the impossibility of change

There is a new global malaise, the elements of which are difficult to identify and assess and which vary from context to context. They comprise the time-honoured distrust of strangers, fear of the future, combined with a self-defensive reflex which together often lead to a withdrawal symptom, prejudices arising from the way national and international news is presented, and occasionally a spiral of violence in which aggression and defence are almost inextricably intertwined.


Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
22.05.2019 – 16:50 CEST