There’s a quote that’s been doing the rounds a lot recently. It’s generally attributed to George Bernard Shaw. But in this newfound world of fake news, it’s a bad idea to believe anything you hear attributed to anyone.
But fake attribution aside, all that really matters is that it was said by someone. And I repeat it here:
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
We are now some six months on from that ill-conceived referendum on Britain leaving…
Uneasy flyers say that if God had meant us to fly, he would have given us wings. I say if he had meant us to swim, he would have given us floats.
Once, as a child aged six or seven, I did a sponsored swim. Whilst my classmates spent hours clocking up laps, I did just one length. It wasn’t that I was feeling uncharitable. No, one length was all I thought I could achieve. My swimming was bad but at least I knew how to set achievable targets.
I thought about this as I stood on the pebbled beach…