Out of the mouths of babes! – how to get through this downturn

This morning I visited Hurst Hill Primary School, Coseley, where year 6 gave a short show during morning assembly.  It brought tears to my eyes.

Why?  Sure my son was in the team that presented, but that wasn’t really the main cause.  You see, they sang about things we adults have somehow forgotten.  They sang Des’ree’s ‘Love can save the day’.   Click on the link to the left and listen to the words.

This downturn will be with us for years, things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better.  And there will be false dawns along the way.  To get through it, and I do mean through it because we cannot avoid it, as the song says we will need love (our families, our businesses), determination;  we need to be bold, tough, wise, strong, and calm in adversity; we need to challenge the future; we need to see further than our short term problems.

The toughest part of all?  Sitting there my chest out with pride listening to how our kids are telling us they intend to live their lives but feeling that my generation has let them down, massively.


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2 thoughts on “Out of the mouths of babes! – how to get through this downturn

  • January 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Well, Paul I have hope that we’re not finished yet, have an opportunity to redress the balance at least a bit, and help show the way how they can build a better future for their kids. Mike Morris

  • January 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Mike, the good news is history shows us that debts incurred by parents don’t all get transferred to the kids; the bad news is the debts get defaulted on. So there’s still hope that we haven’t loused things up for our kids that much – other than of course the fact youth unemployment will be high in the short term – but we will all suffer more pain as we delay and defer until eventual default.

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