Yesterday Mitt Romney was so happy t0 have a question he felt qualified to answer (Is London ready for the Olympics?) that he forgot that we live and work in a community; in context. Not an easy thing to remember when we are uncomfortable in our own skin and grasping for something, anything to help us feel secure and confident.
There is ultimately only one solution: find that place of confidence within us that allows us to be truly aware of what is really happening around us. Until that happens, we are constantly and consciously (or unconsciously) filtering every input in terms of how it makes us feel about ourselves.
If you had been Mitt, how would you have answered the question?