There is a reason cars have a reverse gear.
Sometimes we have to go backwards in life and right ourselves, before we can keep progressing towards our goals. If everything was easy and we never had difficulty or faced failure or challenge, we would actually lose a lot of satisfaction from life, I suspect.
But this can be easily forgotten.
While he may come across as a bit of a jerk, Bernard Tomic is undeniably a very good tennis player, not that you hear much about that. I am certainly no fan of his, but I can’t help feeling the guy gets a bit of a rough deal with the media, perhaps exacerbated by the public’s fascination with celebrity villains. But he hasn't done himself any favours with his latest behaviour.
Islamaphobia was one of the first topics I wrote about on this website and part of the reason I started writing.
I have never heard of Prue MacSween until now and I was happier that way. From best I can make out, she seems to be something of a one trick pony when it comes to getting headlines through statements designed for shock value. For this reason, I am not going to dwell on her disgusting behaviour overly because I don’t want to reward it with more attention than trolls like her deserve.
I feel like it is important to be a little cautious throwing the label of ‘Nimbyism’ around as some measure of it is perfectly natural. We would all prefer that necessary changes and developments required to meet the needs of our growing society, came at no cost to us personally.
So I get that everyone has a right to object when proposals may impact them. But sometimes you have to be willing to give up a little bit for something that will mean a lot more to others. I don’t think it is unreasonable that we ask people to show a little empathy for others in these circumstances.