Hello there my fellow community brothers and sisters of this world! Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to our supportive members who have helped shape and grow our community, as well as offer a very warm welcome to all our new members.
Our little community has grown from a tiny acorn to a sapling and with the promise and hope it will become a mighty oak! It has been very encouraging and heart warming to know that new friendships have been forged, people have been brought closer together and there is a real sense of being a united community! Obviously things haven’t been completely without incident as there have been a few hot tempers, topics and passionate responses to posts in the past. At the end of the day we are only human and don’t have to be masters our selves but it as long as we remember we are actually in it together and all our lives are affected by those around us we can’t falter.
I have been pondering ways in which we can progress our community and utilise the power of our collective cooperation and channel it in a positive way that benefits us all.
To this end I would like to announce a new all inclusive United Pursuit. We can all “do our bit” together united as one. A single voice can sometimes be lost and not heard but a chorus of voices carries forth.
But what can we stand up to?
We all know that “things” are not as they should be. Our society, way of life and indeed future outlook of generations is not ideal to say the least! We all know this and want things to change for the better. It is now time that we stood up and put human, animal and environmental concern above big business and multinational corporation rule. At the end of the day governments and big business have had forever to get it right, yet things seem to be getting worse for the masses and only serve the few.
Personally many of my attempts and trying to create positive change in the world have been self sabotaged, conveniently noted by the old adage “I am only one, what can I do?”. So being divided when trying to “make things right” will never achieve anything.
Now as our numbers have grown, united we have the opportunity to make a real positive change. I’m not suggesting that we become full time activists or pick up our pitch forks and burning touches to go off on some silly crusade. What I am suggesting is that with intelligent planning and organisation we can make a difference on so many levels with a minimal amount of effort! Here are some examples:
Renegotiating tariffs with utility providers (e.g. Orange, EDF).
Once we have enough of us signed up we will approach a utility company and offer them the opportunity of reduced tariffs for our entire member base.
With intelligent planning and organisation we can ensure petitions are easily accessible and require a minimal amount of time and effort to contribute. So we can all rightly feel safe with the knowledge that we have all done our bit.
Ever thought of writing a letter to your MP? Well now you can but it wont arrive on it’s own, it will arrive with thousands of other letters from your supporting peers. Again all resources including printable letters will be conveniently accessible from our site.
These are just examples and I welcome advice, support and suggestions from you to try and advance this endeavour.
So the basic principle is that together we can achieve so much more and with little effort!
So why? Why bother?
In short… because we are all part of this world and we all want the best for our children and children’s children.
I have created a new dedicated forum called United we Stand. Please share your ideas and suggestions to help move this endeavour forward. Remember it can be anything that interests you from local charities and crowd-sourcing to fixing injustices and changing law. We are certainly not limited to “what needs fixing” because let face it, most of it is broken!
You are not alone, you have the weight and support of your community members! With this type of unity we can accomplish so much more.
To me this is what the word “United” really means!
A pebble dropped in a pond creates ripples… but the pebble must first drop.