Welcome back! It’s Week #5 and our greatest hope here is that you and yours are safe and sane! However, like us, are you getting a bit tired of the lazy narrative out there? Do you feel we are being drowned in simple mantras to solve longstanding, complex problems? This ‘new normal’ trope, for example, needs binned. Before COVID19 we lived with a series of patterns, habits and beliefs that were in desperate need of being altered once and for all. This current crisis has just amplified their uselessness for all to see and sadly flagged the fact that the fallout will hit those already worse off by them.
However, strange things are happening. From Conservative Governments embracing state intervention to sceptical employers forced into alternative working patterns, if we can move to the next phase by disregarding the 2008 austerity playbook, then we can maybe help embrace hopeful and positive change for the better. We aren’t short of problems to solve and there’s a lot of good people lining up to contribute.
So, thank you for your continued support. For those who’ve had this sent to them, then welcome to the #coalitionofthehopeful and if you haven’t done so already, then consider subscribing and sharing the newsletter with your wider network if you think it creates value.
Enjoy it and remember, despite the sense of overwhelming dread the headline makers throw at us, as Andy from ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ once said (in your very best Tim Robbins voice):
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”