I wonder what the people of the UK would like to change if they were asked to put their preferences in order of importance.
We probably have the best chance to bring about any change in the next few years
There are of course some very obvious changes, that most people would agree to.
In the UK, we are inclined to admire success in business, we give Knighthoods to people who have simply made a lot of money for themselves—sometimes at other peoples cost. We need successful businessmen of course, but perhaps we should judge their value to society against the value of a man who collects our rubbish or a lorry driver who delivers our food.
Think how important these front-line workers are, we would be lost without them in a couple of weeks, but we don’t give them a second thought in normal times—and they are still out there today, risking their lives for us.
In the not too distant past, the men who went down the coal mines, also risking their lives—with quite often inadequate safety equipment—every single day, were the heroes of the day.
Now, step forward today’s heroes, they too, are risking their lives every single day, and once again with inadequate safety equipment.
Top of the list must be the NHS workers—from the most experienced Doctor’s, to the cleaners and porters—who, just like those miners, who went down the pit’s years ago, they also know the risks to their lives, as the walk through the Hospital doors.
Its past the time for change, we have got to honour the right people.
You know it makes sense!