I’m troubled my friends. I’m troubled by the aspirations and ambitions of all us in the HR space writing about all these important things to make work better.
I’m troubled because I wonder if this is a convenience of distraction to life outside of our worlds.
Events in the Middle East are continuing to be troubled with violence on a scale many of us in the West will never comprehend. I am so ignorant of a lot of that, mostly because there is so much to understand about it all.
Big important issues like having a society where different walks of life are accepted and included remain one of the biggest challenges facing modern existence.
Yesterday, the NASA Twitter account tweeted the actual timeline of the Apollo 11 space flight to the Moon. Only 9 human beings have seen the Earth from that perspective. And we’re not likely to do that again until it becomes a commercial venture.
Children across the world continue to be victims of violence, abuse and all manners of manipulation. That continues to make me sad and helpless.
And maybe I’m talking about things so far out of my and our control that it doesn’t matter.
Maybe all we have the capacity for is to write about our working lives and organisational life.
Maybe we want to do more but don’t know how to support that.
Maybe all these things would be better if more people paid attention.
And maybe we’re all happy to just carry on with our lot and feel lucky of the life we lead away from all that.
I’m troubled. Yet here I go, about my day, about my life, resigned to what is.