Monday, 8 December 2008

The downturn may help build community

The up-side of the economic downturn is that we are being forced to reassess our priorities and look at our values. This may push us to focus on truly important things like family, friends and our community. 

My hope is that we may come out of this downturn not only with a bit of sanity in how our financial institutions are run (and even how much our footballers are paid), but also a realisation that people are more important than material things. 

By taking the time to relate to each other as human beings, instead of dwelling on our fears and worries, we will see the best in others and hopefully build a stronger sense of community.   

2 comments:

tc (topcat) said...

I heartily concurr!

tc (topcat) said...

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