Welcome to the latest issue of The Alea Journal.
As we move towards the end of 2020, it is time to start thinking about what we want to take from our experience of this year and how we want it to shape us as we move into 2021.
We have to believe that things will improve for humanity and that we will learn vital lessons from our collective experience. Those lessons may be about how much we value our freedom, family and friends.
It may also be about what we want to do with our lives should we find ourselves facing new circumstances. Perhaps this temporary stop can serve as a reminder that things can change drastically.
Yes, that may be for the worse at present, but it can also be for the better with our focused attention on improving our lives in the future.
There are some important lessons that have emerged from this time, not only for individuals but for entire nations.
We are all learning that our supply chains are more fragile than we imagined, that we rely very heavily on digital services, and during this time of chaos we are discovering just how much control we have over our own resources – or not.
It is my hope that we will all develop greater self sufficiency in some way – both as countries and as individuals – whether that means growing our own food or boosting our own healthcare.
In this issue we touch only lightly on the heavier topics of this year so far.
Instead, we have chosen to highlight some of our favourite discoveries, innovations, places and ideas that can help propel us forward more happily (in small and large ways) into a better future.
In this vein we are also preparing an online festival to promote hope and raise money for charity, visit BigFutureFestival.com for further information.
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