Anxiety and sharing optimism
The habit of anxiety prevailed among the popular circles as a whole and the political ones in particular. The past few years have been full of regression at various levels of the state. Meanwhile, the government shares with us this anxiety today. For example, this happens when a minister or an entire government shares with us terminologies that express anxiety, like the case with the finance minister when he spoke to Arabian Business magazine. After he expressed the anxiety message transparently in love and care for his country Kuwait, he must have gotten himself in a whirlpool of continuous work, and stayed up for nights in preparing the reform document for the sake of Kuwait.
The anxiety is no longer limited to the popular circles or even the experts of economy and finance. It has become a common factor that joins us as people with government decision makers. This is a rare phenomenon in the world. It is difficult to share worry and anxiety in countries, where anxiety used to be limited to the public only. While optimism shrouds the government’s plans, its decisions and policies reached a point where whenever anyone criticizes the government or expresses his worries, the government’s answer would be “be optimistic about the good and you will find it.” Members of the government came from within the people even if were handpicked selectively, or if there were popular and political reservations to many of them. The government is supposed to have a thorough and rich network of information.
Anxiety is a source of psychological disorders for both individuals and society, not to mention that it is a source of danger that may threaten the human being’s life if it spreads, controlling the individual’s senses and mind, or certain groups of those who succumb to anxiety and allow it to get to them, contrary to the condition of the government’s ministers. If there is some blame towards the government, it is very simple, and it lies in the lack of sharing the government’s optimism doses with the people, or exporting that optimism within the development plan as a main aspect.
We hope the wise government exports optimism similar to its plans to export oil to the whole world, or print an awareness leaflet to be distributed free of charge to citizens along with the monthly ration that is subsidized by the government and includes rice, sugar, oil and milk!