The Trouble with ‘normal’ is it always gets worse!!

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The Trouble with ‘normal’ is it always gets worse!!

Bruce Cockburn, a Canadian musician a favourite of mine has a song called ‘
The Trouble with Normal, from an album of the same name.

One of the lines goes, “It’ll all go back to normal if we put our nation first”
But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse.
AnotherPerson in the street shrugs — “Security comes first”
But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse.


Being ‘self obsessed’ whether personally or as a Nation is unhealthy. 

National Security in this country is surrounded in fear. 
Fear, that leads to lack of trust in those around us and of those in other places who we don’t know.

Community needs to be built on trust of ‘the other’.
‘The other’ may look different, dress different, eat different food and believe different things, however ‘the other’ is a fellow citizen and fellow traveller. 

As we travel together let’s look for what we have in common, try and understand the differences and build a strong community.

The only thing to fear is fear itself.







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