It’s the little things…          

 

 

 

Sink or swim, right?  Sometimes, it feels like that’s the way the world is.  There’s so much going on it’s hard to get a handle on it. Particularly the last few years. National events, international events, crisis after crisis – it sweeps all of us up in such a whirlwind it can be hard to keep your feet on the ground.

 

Sometimes, the media doesn’t help.   Often, politicians don’t help.  They’re so preoccupied with big things happening.

 

So what does help?   What keeps our feet on the ground?   What’s the antidote to a world out of control?

 

It’s the little things.   For me, it’s community.  Friends, family, loved ones.   Even the random strangers who call this town home, just like I do.   Banbury people – wherever they come from – can be funny, annoying, depressing, inspiring. But they all matter.   We’ve all got to share the same space.

 

None of us can change the world – but then again, weirdly, we all can.  Because we can change Banbury, and Banbury is OUR world.

 

And how do we change Banbury?  It sounds ridiculous, but just by being nice to each other.  Talking together, doing things in a new way, building something, helping people see life differently.  Ideas.  We’ve all got ideas.

 

That’s what TEDxBanbury is about.   Finding the ideas that can help change our world.   Here, in Banbury.   Our home.

 

It’s the little things.

 

 

Matthew Teller

Author & journalist

Banbury

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