The following post will make some people squirm a little…
It’s the year 2034… Who would bet against this being the reality for most people?
Soup and food kitchens, volunteer-run, in most villages and towns – providing the much-needed extras for working families that simply can’t afford three meals a day.
Community centres, religious buildings and disused shops, offices and business premises, run by charities, that provide daytime seating, warmth and TV for people who can’t afford to heat their homes, can’t get jobs or don’t have anywhere to live. Some of those people sleep there too as they have nowhere else to go.
These disused premises are former well-known businesses that can’t afford to function anymore, due to the recession, technology and internet shopping (think Woolworths, RBS, Blockbusters for today’s examples), making hundreds of thousands of people redundant and no new jobs for them to go to.
These people surviving day to day in these centres aren’t drunks, tramps or vagrants – they’re people you know, and their families, respectable folk with current or former jobs and homes – the local shop worker, dry cleaners, bank tellers, bus driver, police officer, driving instructor, coffee shop barista, teachers, musicians, plumbers, social workers, hotel managers etc.
The state pension no longer exists. Many private pension funds imploded. This could really be the reality. Would you bet your own house against it being real?
What would be the things in twenty years time that you would most regret if this became a reality?
Most the good people in this situation are there because they didn’t know of a Plan B (or they didn’t take it seriously when they either heard about it or even joined it).
Who will your two quality conversations be with today that result in a DVD/prospecting tool being given out and a follow-up opportunity created? And tomorrow? And every day thereafter, consistently?
Activity like that will not just change your life but will changes lives for the people who you connect with for whom the mind is open and the time is right, and then all the people they touch too…
I told you it was a bit of a squirmish post but we could all just put our head in the sand and hope for the best alternatively…
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