“High tide, mid afternoon
People fly by, in the traffics boom
Knowing, just where you’re blowing
Getting to where you should be going”
“Don’t let them get you down
Making you feel guilty about
Golden rain, will bring you riches
All the good things you deserve now”
Wild Wood – Paul Weller © 1993
I suppose its a trait of the times we live in that people always tend to judge people on the first thing they see and hear. Whether it be on TV,Radio or even the over-hyped monster Facebook. Whatever happened to the people actual meeting and actually talking and listening before deciding ? It happens everywhere towns,cities even parliament where people follow each other like sheep…how sad. People should really look at things and think for themselves look and see how people change tact all for the sake of themselves or for money and stand up and say something.
Its OK for people to run businesses but run them for a living and for the workers and make the people,Owners or Workers the most important part of that business. There were times long ago when it did happen in Bournville for example. Bournville was built by the Cadbury family who created the famous chocolate empire.
The Cadbury’s were particularly concerned with the health and fitness of their workforce, incorporating park and recreation areas into the Bournville village plans and encouraging swimming, walking and indeed all forms of outdoor sports. In the early 1920’s, extensive open lands were purchased at Rowheath and laid to football and hockey pitches together with a grassed running track. Rowheath Pavilion was designed and built in accordance with the instructions of George Cadbury and opened in July 1924.
At that time, it served as the clubhouse and changing rooms for the acres of sports playing fields, several bowling greens, a fishing lake and an outdoor swimming lido, a natural mineral spring forming the source for the lido’s healthy waters. The Rowheath Pavilion itself, which still exists, was used for balls and dinners and the whole area was specifically for the benefit of the Cadbury workers and their families with no charges for the use of any of the sporting facilities by Cadbury employees or their families. Unfortunately the Cadbury empire was a victim of greedy shareholders who now have seen the business sold and all the charm has been lost. It shows how people these days don’t really care about each other anymore.
People can have different opinions,look different act different but still have the same values in common. However or whatever people think about life and each other,what does it really matter providing they don’t hurt or wrongly influence people into doing evil things. What is wrong is to support something or someone just because you always have without taking into account the changing times. The people who really have influence and seem to always misuse it are the politicians who never practice what they preach year in year out and always manage to change tact as times get hard.
Why cant we have part government who look after some of the running of the country the most important parts then let experienced people who know what they’re doing run the rest ? Who the best people to talk to about being unemployed..the unemployed. Who are best people to talk about journalism….journalists of course,who are best people to talk about music ohhh ahhh ummm musicians ????