Ruth Porter writes for the Daily Telegraph
The first is what really matters in life – the mundane, the ordinary, the everyday. The thousand moments spent doing the things we enjoy with the people we live, work and socialise with.
The second is the macro vision of where we are going. What is the cumulative picture of these micro actions? What is the global context we face? And how do we meet its challenges?
Twitter and a 24-hour news cycle have of course tipped the balance in modern times towards the latter of these. We are constantly bombarded with earthquakes, wars, mining disasters, economic crises – all beyond our control and many even beyond our experience. This tension isn’t a new dilemma though.
Austen and Churchill, two bastions of conservative inspiration, were both there first. They lived during times of great turmoil with external threats to the current order. The feeling in the country now resembles many of the fears of those times.
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