By Alan Malan, Estuary Care Secretary & Communications
In the ever-changing landscape of the natural world, human interaction has always been a double-edged sword – creating challenges for the environment whilst equally striving to secure a better future for the future.
Humans don’t like change as a rule. We are creatures of habit, stuck in the belief that “if it isn’t in my backyard, then it doesn’t apply to me”.
12 months; 52 weeks, 364 days; and 8,736 hours. That is all the time that we are allowed every year. No more and no less. Bearing in mind that we are given the same number of hours each day, what are you going to do with yours?
Instead of making promises we can’t keep, we would like instead to make you a challenge. Don’t compromise. Don’t stand back. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Don’t put it off till next time, or next week, or next year. Don’t waste a single one of those 24 hours in a day. You can’t save them up, you can’t swop them out, and you can’t buy them back.
Be creative. Think out of the box. Push yourself. Find new ways every day to make a change. If you are not happy with the way something is done, then suggest a solution.
Apple Inc. said it perfectly in an advertisement: Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of the rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. The only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forwards. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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