What does is take to be a changemaker?
Such an important question
My uncle is Emeritus Professor David Lindsay AO FTSE. He has spent his entire life trying to create a movement to bring the Australian Wool industry into 21st century
If the powerbrokers aren’t listening to some-one with his credibility how do everyday people like you and me drive change?
As an aside – my uncle Dave was always popular with the ladies – my cousin Helen ( on the right) and me were flower girls at his wedding
Speaking of legends and doing a deep dive into the family history. There have been some amazing women in my life. I adored my grandmother, she was devasted when her youngest son was run run over by a truck at the farm before his second birthday – she endured so much and she was such a lady. I will never forget the day she asked me to cash in her Dairy Farmers Co-op shares to find what she was forced to buy 50 years previous, now as a dry shareholder they were basically worthless
I called my son Nicholas Phillip to honour her journey
Nick and Gran at my cousin Michael’s ( uncle Dave’s son) wedding
We are all a product of our life experiences, our biases are often handed down from generation to generation without even knowing the back story
Knowing the past can help better inform the decisions we make in the future
The past is a funny thing. Humans love to reflect and study the past as a way of trying to make sense of our world today. As Carl Sagan once famously put it “You have to know the past to understand the present.” But the past is also complex and frustrating. The more we try to understand it and learn from it, the more it confounds us.
Human nature, it seems, is to constantly question and wonder “what if?” This is absolutely true at the personal level. As individuals, we constantly ask ourselves, if I had only done this differently, how would things have changed? Or, what if I said this instead of that, or reacted in this manner as opposed to that manner? While it can be frustrating and resulting in much soul-searching and sleepless nights, I truly believe such introspection is healthy and ultimately helps us in making decisions in the future. Source