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16th October

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A retrospective! As this was yesterday's prompt


"Remember that things can change for the better"

things can only get better - check out Steps and their aerobic routine!!!

Well, there are lots of challenges facing us all at the moment. But, there is hope. The trick is to find the right echo-chamber to sit in. I love Twitter, and am always tweaking the 'tribe' that I choose to follow. I block the depressing and hateful stuff as much as possible.

Society (here at least) is being pushed into taking divisive stances at the moment - extreme views on both sides. It's a classic method of confounding the populace so that the ones who pull the strings can get on with making sure their income-streams and lifestyles are not disrupted. Sorry, I try not to show my political colours here on Spark, but most of you who follow me probably know them already.

Our County Council has promised to plant a Forest for Cornwall. This is a change for the better. Being a region surrounded by sea, we have a long coast-line. Every week people are hauling plastic off the beach, but a local pair of entrepreneurs have set up a fishing net recycling scheme which is providing plastic to a 3D printing firm who make components for all sorts of things.

Because the Tour of Britain cycling race is starting in my home town next year, there is funding going into upgrading our promenade, and creating a safe walking/cycling route right around the bay. I think the sea-front and harbour area are going to be transformed in a positive way.

At work there are several things happening where change has the potential to be for the better - people moving on, new people moving in etc.

I try to look for the potential for benefit in situations, but I'm also 'realistic' and am often the one who is willing to work around the possible risks and problems that might come up.
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