Dealing with Sip, Focrad

LETTER

As a Pakeha male, who will regrettably not see 60 again, I have been suffering lately from generalised feelings, best described collectively by the German word, “angst”. This was draining my essential energies and I took myself to a medical professional who, shall I say, deals with conditions of the psyche. After a series of analytical sessions, it appears I am dealing with Sip (Shift in power) anxiety and the less well known Focrad syndrome (Fear of cultural reclaiming and decolonisation).

I am assured a long-term cure is possible by taking time to reflect, respectful discussion and seeking out new learnings, in order to move forward in a meaningful way.

I raise this to assist anyone else in my demographic who is facing similar problems.

Ron Taylor

As a Pakeha male, who will regrettably not see 60 again, I have been suffering lately from generalised feelings, best described collectively by the German word, “angst”. This was draining my essential energies and I took myself to a medical professional who, shall I say, deals with conditions of the psyche. After a series of analytical sessions, it appears I am dealing with Sip (Shift in power) anxiety and the less well known Focrad syndrome (Fear of cultural reclaiming and decolonisation).

I am assured a long-term cure is possible by taking time to reflect, respectful discussion and seeking out new learnings, in order to move forward in a meaningful way.

I raise this to assist anyone else in my demographic who is facing similar problems.

Ron Taylor

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