Once again, it’s the season of peace and goodwill. The country is abuzz with preparations for the traditional year-end festivities, many already contemplating their resolutions for the New Year. At this time, a collective sense of hope usually inspires belief that, despite our problems, better days are ahead. Sadly today, feelings of despair cast a shadow over the land. And it is not merely the state of the economy! Pervasive, mindless aggression and violence erupt with uncomfortable regularity. Many citizens are traumatised.