2011 was one of the worst years on record for me.. Though they say that when you are at the bottom the only way is up...
Finally and though belatedly for 2011, circumstances in the last two weeks have appeared to have staged a complete reversal of the negative trends which have seemed to have dogged me for some time and 2012 has taken on a decidedly rosier outlook. For which I am truly grateful.
So how has the rest of the world fared in 2011 and where are we heading as a species in 2012?
Naively many of the governments of this world apparently still ascribe to the outlook that if it 'ain't broken don't fix it' and in the far flung corners of the globe this attitude has caused the common people to stand up and take the battle for fairness and responsible leadership to the streets in demonstration of a willingness to expose the corruption and ineptitudes of the people at the top tiers of power.
From Cairo to New York, to the front cover of TIME Magazine the "protestor" has won acclaim for at least shouting out about the state of the world. Sending out positive vibes on the 11/11/11 might be all well and good for some people but actually doing something to evoke change and awareness in others is a major act of commitment to progress of the right kind.
I believe that one of the most major dilemmas the world faces at this juncture is climate change and that instead of endlessly debating whether in fact it actually is occurring we need to organise our current resources in a logical and corrective fashion. I am not sure whether we can turn the clock back on damage that has already occurred but rather we can prevent anymore being done.
So maybe we need to listen to the protestors of this world and act accordingly as world citizens in an effort to steer our combined course into a more sustainable and equitable place.
Todays photo features 'Dr' Richard Green. He is a Darug man which was one of the first tribes to be decimated by white settlers. Green is a talented Aboriginal actor and an outspoken activist in Indigenous issues.
I wish all of my readers a happy, peaceful and healthy 2012.