Crises pose dangers and opportunities. You can influence development paths negatively, but also positively. A crisis barometer shows you how to weigh different hotspots (economic, environmental, individual or political crises) and which crisis area is currently causing you the greatest concern.
Crises interrupt the routines of everyday life. This applies to people as well as to institutions of society. Crises indicate a lack of personal or institutional defenses. Sometimes there is also a weakness in political control. Often, crises also point to conflicts and divergent values in different expert and population groups.
Only in a figurative sense can one speak of a crisis barometer: Neither acute nor future crises can be measured objectively like air pressure. Crises are subjectively experienced and the perception is dependent on different life situations and external influences.
The assessments and the weighting of different crisis areas are not stable for each of us, but in turn depend on many factors.The assessments and the weighting of different crisis areas are not stable for each of us, but in turn depend on many factors.
How we react to crisis assessments is also very personal - we usually do not know it in advance.How we react to crisis assessments is also very personal - we usually do not know it in advance.
A crisis barometer can help us sharpen our perception and awareness. It helps to visualize the personal significance of individual trouble spots and to compare them with assessments of other groups.