I am a rock, I am an island…

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Those brought up in the 70s may recognise these lyrics as belonging to Simon and Garfunkel. Is it possible to live like an island and actually would we really want to?

During tough times it can seem like an attractive option, to retreat from the world to lose yourself in your own thoughts. The thing is, it is impossible to live a life that doesn’t impact the world around you. Everything that we do or don’t do has an effect, rather like the spreading ripples on a pond after a stone has been tossed in.

I would argue that when we are facing challenges then that is exactly the time when we should be interacting with those around us. Seeking answers, asking for help and looking for common ground.

You never know, the person you speak to may be experiencing exactly the same emotions as you.

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