The Cyprus problem is characterised by conflicting goals at various levels

Artcle by Ioanna Achilleos Zavitsanaki member of the 77 board committee of Neo Kyma || Volt Cyprus The Other Cyprus.

Throughout and despite this shifting status quo, however, what does appear to have remained largely stagnant, is our way of thinking about the issue.

We have been stuck in a mental status quo. And while this mental status quo remains unchanged, so does the likelihood of the problem becoming resolved. The frequently quoted statement by Albert Einstein, “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”, comes to mind.

But how can a transformation of the way of thinking of whole societies come about, with a view to solving their collective problems, especially when certain beliefs, feelings, perceptions and behaviors are so deeply ingrained?

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