Breathe, like Britain in the EU. In, then out.

Earlier this morning following the result of the #brexit referendum and in a state of  je ne sais quoi…  I happened upon one of those motivational memes (yes those… stay with me though, I’m going somewhere).

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” – Alexander Den Heijer

Irrespective of what you wanted, the system works on a majority basis and the majority wanted out. It happens and it’s happened. It’s ok to be sad, angry, unsure. These emotions all have a place and it’s important to sit with and understand them. At the same time it’s natural to do what makes us human and begin to ponder what next…

If you find yourself ruminating and not quite sure what the results of the vote mean about the future and the world you live in, remember:

  • We live in a democracy, therefore majority rules. If you’re not the majority it does suck a bit. Take a moment to appreciate how often you don’t feel stink like this. It means you probably take for granted that you are usually in the majority.
  • Most great change does not come from law or doing something you already have permission to do. What (other than vote) did you do to campaign? What will you do moving forward? How are you an active part of your own environment?
  • Unless someone has printed this out and handed it to you, you are reading this online. Not everyone in the UK has access to a computer or smartphone they are able to do this on. They voted too.
  • Breathe, like Britain in the EU. In, then out.
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