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Friday 12 May 2023

14:00 - 15:00

"AWE!" welcome to the era of the dumbfounded economy

Herman Konings – Trendwatcher

As the perma-crisis - the nagging sensation that we are rolling from one crisis to another - fuels fears, uncertainty and doubts among the population, new scientific research offers an experiential solution to help people dispel feelings of uneasiness and lethargy : AWE!

The American-English "awe" could be translated as stunned. Think open mouths, goose bumps and coming to a standstill : awe-inspiring experiences that take more than just our breath away. Research suggests that regularly experiencing speechlessness can improve our physical and mental well-being, stimulate compassion and critical thinking, reduce chronic inflammation and even induce self-transcendence.

Welcome to the age of speechlessness, which will be great, but will also, and most importantly, lie in the small!


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