Regular readers will know there are many reasons to be sanguine, even when times are tough. What gets you through the darker hours?
War, widening inequality, climate change, species annihilation, rising costs, a growing stench of corruption — there’s certainly plenty to feel downbeat about.
But then there always has been. Human history is punctuated with crises and struggles, yet our story is ultimately one of hope and resilience, too – of beauty finding a way to shine through in the ugliest of times.
It raises a question: what keeps you upbeat? What do you see happening in your communities, in the news, or the wider world that gives you faith in the future? We want to know.
Insightful responses will be published in a forthcoming article, providing inspiration for others. To take part, fill out the form below.
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