It would be easy to get depressed if all I saw was the news. It would be easy to feel helpless against the natural and human forces that seem to be sending the world to hell in a handcart.
Fortunately I get out quite a bit and meet other ordinary people like me. People who are trying to make the best living they can in the best way they can. And what I see is a different take on what ‘best’ means, what ‘wealth’, ‘prosperity’, ‘growth’ might mean, and a willingness to act on that, each person rippling out from the centre of their own small circle.
Those ripples will meet, join up and create a larger change – probably before anyone in the news has really noticed.