The Elephant in the Room
The lessons have been stark, which is why we have not been able to move on from the recession. #1. Impossible to rely on anyone/system/corporation/political party/ profession/ police. Never assume.
#2. The people who write the copy/mission statements/advertisements have nothing to do with the decision makers who run the countries/businesses/make the products.
#3.Despite thinking we are independent decision makers, we are constantly being manipulated and groomed.
#4. We live with information overload, which enables the gross exploitation of the small print of ‘terms and conditions’.
#5. Anxiety, Depression, Collapse of our auto immune systems, drug and alcohol dependency, Burn out have all increased.
#6. Personal happiness comes from appreciating and enjoying the small pleasures of life. Take the time , they are there.
#7. Taking the time and effort to help others, in a kind and useful way, makes the world a better place for us all.
#8. Half an hour, out in the fresh air is better than 1 hour in a gym.
#9. Eating healthy food is worth paying a little more and spending the time preparing it. #10. The false idols of celebrity, fame, wealth , appearance have been shown to be hollow. . Future generations will laugh at the cosmetic surgery, shoes, banal platitudes, life styles which were held up to us as something to strive for.