Good Morning Dollit, you must get up early to get your newspapers
Thanks for the snippets out of them, I stopped getting newspapers on a regular basis many years ago as they fuelled my depression. But if I know of a particular article then I sometimes do get one.
The only paper my wife insists on is the local one for the hatch, match and despatch columns!
I stopped buying papers back in the 80s when i was having a paricularly bad spell. I was convinced there was going to be a nuclear attack and was behaving erratically. My gp advised i stopped reading newspapers and watching the news.
I must admit tho, some may think im ignorant of whats going on in the world but i do feel happier not knowing.
Yes and I get those little newletters delivered tailored to my needs so that I get told what's interesting to me! The only trouble is that when a big story breaks in the States I wake up to 40 or 50 emails on elections or something!
Not so much politics but how we can cut down the talking bits and get to the doing. People are always complaining on a local level that we all talk and nothing gets done but the people I work alongside and myself we just do things. If you talk and wait for people to agree in minute detail you waste time and energy. The good thing about implicitly declaring yourselves a positive social capital group is that you can just do things. No interest in elections of any sort apart from where and when I cast my vote and how I can exploit the connections that arise.
It is and when we list what we've done over the years it's great. People who used to work over here are always asking how we're doing and they often point people our way. It's nice to know that ordinary people and big organizations can co-operate and change things for good.
It is extremely rewarding but it is amazing at how much opposition and backbiting there is from other people in the community. Especially because a large amount of what I do involves working with the police - boy do I get some insults for that. A lot of people in the community think that I shouldn't have a voice because I've been speaking up for so long but democracy is about everyone having their say. I get listened to because I talk common sense, I get things done and I innovate. That doesn't stop anyone else from doing that or speaking up. If any one has a better idea then I'm all for it. I've found that what people say they want and what they are prepared to do to achieve that is seldom similar.