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A very nicely written article, Sir. Today’s world is changing at a pace that is unlike anything we have seen. With each passing day, there is uncertainty in the world. Be it the way we interact with people or the work we do, the change is palpable on a day-to-day basis. As mentioned in the article, the VUCA world has had a detrimental effect on people’s mental health. The most visible effect is an increase in stress level. Today, there is a lot of pressure on an individual, both in his personal and professional life due to the changes around him. When this pressure crosses a certain level, it leads to stress and ultimately to depression. The most important characteristics to handle stress is to be flexible and be open to change. In this ever-changing environment, the traits that carried us in the past might not help us in the future. This means, individuals who are quick to learn move forward and become better prepared for the future. Learning agility is especially important to survive in the VUCA world wherein an individual should have the flexibility and agility while grasping a new idea. Organizations can play their role and help employees in coping with the changing paradigm. One method is cognitive training which involves training participants to view current circumstances as a learning scenario. The other method involves mindfulness training which consists of reflection and journaling. Employees can also be encouraged to improve their physical health, which has a direct connection to mental health. It is also important that we have a strong bond with our friends and families with whom we can share our concerns and troubles. This supports positive emotions and clear thinking. Change is the only constant thing in this world. It is crucial to believe that whatever happens in our life, be it good or bad, happens for a reason. If we learn from it, we will emerge as better individuals. As the ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu said: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let the things flow forward in a natural way.”

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