March 27th, 2020

speaker, coach, consultant

Quote of the day

"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity." -  Vaclav Havel
speaker, coach, consultant

An open heart

"My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes." — L.M. Montgomery 

Right now, we're all wishing this Covid19 thing were over.

It's getting in the way of living, right?

I get it. Honestly, I do. 

I understand why, if you were only just holding on by the tips of your fingernails, this pandemic is more than enough to, well, send you to a very dark place. 

Of course, for those housebound and without a job or any income, that sounds churlish but what I mean to say is that if things weren't hard enough, then (no sh*t Ju) they've just got very much harder.

In case you hadn't noticed, there's no shortage of well-meaning advice telling us what we should do with our hours and days of confinement, but I can't help feeling it's merely a distraction from asking ourselves a more profound question.

And that is?

What does it mean to be human?

If the last Century and a bit is anything to go by, (and sorry for being so blunt) it means having what we want when we want it. Yes, not for the first time, I'm taking a tilt at our consumption-led, hedonistic society. 

P*ss off, I hear you say. There you sit in your little office, dolling out advice: what do you know about my life?

Nothing.

And what? Does that mean I should sit idly and/or quietly by saying diddly squat? 

Possibly, but having exposed myself over the years to a few slings and arrows and inherited a few deleterious scars, I'm not about to shut up shop; not just yet anyhow. 

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