Friday, 1 January 2010

A Guid New Year

Not having got to bed until the wee hours we slept in this morning and decided to have a (very) late breakfast in the Lounge. It was packed out but we managed to get a table. We were advised it would be a 45 minute wait for our food so I popped over the road to buy the Guardian to read over our hot drinks. The G2 section was given over to climate change and I was particularly taken by an article by Andrew Simms in which he quoted from EF Schumacher.

'We must do what we conceive to be right and not bother our heads or burden our souls with whether we'll be succesful, because if we don't do the right thing, we'll do the wrong thing and we'll be part of the disease and not part of the cure.'

I think I could do worse than taking being guided by this principle in 2010.


  1. I think that';s a vry good principle to be guided by - rather like the much quoted/paraphrased "all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing" (which is a bit of a gult jerker to be honest - think I prefer Schumacher's more positive take on it)

  2. Happy New Year Gai. I liked the quote and agree with the sentiments. A