Too much CO₂ can lead to the condition Acidosis.
Respiratory Acidosis can lead to fatigue, becoming tired easily, confusion, shortness of breath, and sleepiness.
There’s a metaphorical variant, leading to people being asleep to how they can contribute their art for a better future.
This isn’t how it has to be.
Peter Senge writes: ‘at its essence, leadership often comes down to how people move from fatalism to an awakened faith that they can shape a different future.’*
Don’t think of leadership in some formal way; it’s more about someone taking the initiative by living out their talents and waking up others to what can be. Hugh Macleod simply calls such people wakers:
‘Are you a “waker”? If the answer is no, I’m sorry to hear that. Wakers are my favourite people. A waker is someone who is very good at waking other people up from their metaphorical slumber, temporary or otherwise.’**
Reduce CO₂ levels.
Be a waker; wake someone else up.