Sitting here on the roof of Ceaucescu's mega palace (suitably, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, I'm told), my thoughts wonder to what happens after the current economic crisis: what will become of those banking execs? Some of course will retire to the Cayman's or wherever, others may work again. Most however will do something else – sooner or later.
Apparently, there's been an upsurge in applications for teacher training. If you were sitting at Teacher Recruitment Campaign HQ, you'd probably be patting yourself on the back right now (even though the change in folk's behaviour is bugger all to do with the TR campaign team
The fact of the upsurge is interesting in itself and probably denotes something we all sense around ourselves – a shared mood/desire for safe choices etc
But what I find even more interesting is that it reminds me that almost everything we do is more than a binary choice – a yes/no, tick/cross. Even if it's just
A. Continue to exploit innocent peeps' financial naivity and robbing them blind
B. Do nothing
C. Give it all up, join the church and save souls etc
It's more than "do my thing or nothing".
When we think about how things spread, this is worth bearing in mind. We get too hung up on "our thing", "our product" etc and spreading "our stuff" through the population, we sometimes forget that our stuff travels together with other stuff (that other stuff is often more important than ours)