EDITORS WEEK

Every generation says it, it appears to be a problem that remains linear to our existence. The world is becoming quite simply not a nice place to live.

All of the phrases get spun, the worlds gone mad, not in my day etc but I think truth be told this is just life. Humans, for the line share are selfish. We want what we want and can quite easily overlook the thoughts or needs of our fellow man. Now of course this isn’t to say that humans aren’t amazing and among us they are incredible people doing incredible things which is really what I wanted to raise this week.

Protests, war, sham politics, you name it something will be dominating the headlines that just plain makes you sad. Then a glimmer of hope broke through to the surface when I saw this:

We are all entitled to protest if we feel wronged or our human rights have been in some way muted. But this shows how you can have a voice and still do the right thing.

I hear of people being spat in the face because they are wearing a certain coat, commuters halted from earning their wages, road blocks affecting thousands. Think about the message you are trying to vocalise rather than causing outright disruption.

Take the protesters of the jubilee line. We all watched as regular folk dragged them off the trains and proceeded to beat them. This blew my mind, people beating on people for no reason other than they were 4 minutes late. Yes, remove them then go about your business.

The bus drivers in Japan exercised a masterclass in protesting and hurting the body that needed to pay attention. Literally no one else suffered at the hands of those drivers apart from the company it was aimed at. And how much extra respect did that raise for the cause and the people doing that job? Exactly, think about how to make your point, how to be heard and be effective.

Life can be tough enough for all of us at times, let’s not go out of our ways to heighten that.

SD

EDITORS WEEK IN REVIEW

This week has seen me staring at two monitors all week in a frantic attempt to catch up on the back log of emails received from the few days off I indulged in last week. By the close of play I was down to three left so I’ll chalk that up as a win.

Domestically though this week has since the annual return of Chuck, the chihuahua I dog sit when friends take off on their holidays to America. However this year there was more to consider, not just a case of ‘yeah send him over and off you go’. No, this year I share the dwelling with the good lady and of course I had to take her wants and needs into consideration. Which I did and naturally two minutes later the man switched turned on and I got it all wrong and will no doubt spend the next 12 millennia being reminded of this. You see I adopt a very laid back and ‘it’ll be fine’ approach to life and for the most part it works like a charm. However…. other people have different approaches and regardless of whether I agree or clash with those views, they are views all the same and should be respected.

So currently the threat of me sleeping downstairs in the living room with him hangs over my head probably until his departure.

I guess the point I’m raising is even for myself that runs on no drama, no fuss, yes I’m a moody little shit but I can almost expect others to fall in line with my way of thinking which is a trait I have inherited from the old man. Even now at 43 I need reminding of this but, I think I get it and I am flexible once it’s brought to my attention.

To Manpedia, I’ve been developing some new features that will increase the media and video content I can bring you guys dramatically which is after all what this channel is about. Now the run into Christmas is pretty much here I have to make sure you guys are getting all the information you need across the board. So with that, it’s back to work!