There are two ways you can go by.The first is to be thankful for life. It is to breathe fresh air and love its freshness, to gaze out on the landscape and enjoy its green and space, to create harmony in your garden and home. It is to bring forgiveness into your life and give help and understanding to your family and friends. It is enjoying that you can be.The second is to forget thankfulness. It is to turn away from the open view to your status on your smartphone, to be consumed by thoughts of sleights, to see yourself as an actor producing liked literary works for "friends". It is to welcome the buildings that obliterate the field and hedge and welcome churning change as opportunity for yourself. It is resenting the world that prevents your wealth.Most of us walk both paths at
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The first is to be thankful for life. It is to breathe fresh air and love its freshness, to gaze out on the landscape and enjoy its green and space, to create harmony in your garden and home. It is to bring forgiveness into your life and give help and understanding to your family and friends. It is enjoying that you can be.
The second is to forget thankfulness. It is to turn away from the open view to your status on your smartphone, to be consumed by thoughts of sleights, to see yourself as an actor producing liked literary works for "friends". It is to welcome the buildings that obliterate the field and hedge and welcome churning change as opportunity for yourself. It is resenting the world that prevents your wealth.
Most of us walk both paths at different times.
As English people we live in the legacy of a free country with open spaces, a beautiful landscape, opportunities for the able and services for the local poor and needy. All we need do is preserve and improve on this legacy.
Sadly it is always easier to destroy than to build. Deconstructing England is easier than further constructing it. How can we easily destroy our country?
The simplest way to destroy England would be to remove all planning constraints. Within two decades buildings would sprawl across the whole country and industries would belch pollutants everywhere. The next easiest way to destroy the country would be to double the population in a century - this would have a similar effect to removing planning constraints, but slower. The overpopulation route to the destruction of England starts by inviting industry and labour from the whole globe, with qualified people obtained from poorer countries to undermine the investment of English families in their children.
A more complex way of destroying England would be to train our children in the idea that there is nothing worthwhile in caring for a particular place; to make them believe that all places are equivalent and all people as deserving of their aid and attention as the English. If the rest of the world were the size of England this might be feasible but the world is very much bigger than England, almost unimaginably so. Children do not understand this so can be fooled into dissipating their care. The net effect would be to let England decay by inattention to its particular needs. Fine details cannot be created with a broad brush.
The essential freedom is freedom of speech. Other freedoms are enabled by this first freedom. England can be destroyed by slowly removing freedom of speech until only one view of the human condition can be expressed. A path to the destruction of our diverse and interesting country is to muzzle free speech.
Building England is more difficult than destroying it.
Caring for the People involves ensuring sufficient work of good quality and providing banks of high integrity so that each family's wealth, especially small amounts of wealth, is safe. It involves protecting the investment parents and the country makes in children so that their training is valued by industry. There is a balance between industry and the People. The People's Government must lightly govern industry, industry must not govern the People.
Caring for the land, the garden landscape of England, involves a cessation of the growth in the English population. The People know this, they have reduced their family size so that they can have greater freedom and space. Industry opposes this limiting of population, its remit being endless expansion. Governments side with industry to undermine the People by importing extra population. It is the prosperity of each family that matters, not the Gross Domestic Product.
All of the People and the Government should oppose the deconstruction that is sold by the broadcast media. It is too easy for the media to produce emotional stories that create polarisation and hatred. The government should disband the BBC and create a new media for the 21st century that has a Charter that focusses on drama, arts, science and sport and with news that must place its content in a balanced context. This is not banning freedom of speech, there are other broadcasters and newspapers, but the State Broadcaster must not indulge in the ratings war for news by becoming a "red top publisher". The Charter should specifically outlaw anecdotal interviewing where an old drunk is interviewed to represent one side of an argument and an erudite university professor represents the other.
There are two paths we can go by.
We can create an England that is a delight to the eye and that has a diverse and caring population with time to enjoy freedom and openness.
Or we can create an England where everyone is running as fast as they can and the housing estates and roads march out into the country destroying all before them. Where the collision of too many people leads to ever greater polarisation and the policing of this removes ever more freedoms.
Notice that the second path is also like a way of life that no-one wants.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
So why do so many English people demand that the population of the country is increased and industry has full access and a large measure of control? Much of this is due to their living in urban areas that have already been badly damaged so that the idea of harmony has been lost. They have replaced the English desire for balance with the harsh darkness of expansion without a thought for time to stand and stare.
See also Population growth . Population is growing by a million every two years.