October 22, 2013
I've been active in ecology and anti militarism since the 70s and the last seven years involoved in a European engaged Buddhist Sangha( very existential). I'm 59, have a partner living overseas and have spent much of the last 10 years in Europe/Asia
I don't come with an agenda and wish to get a feel for this movement and see where I may be useful. I have been involved in quite full on activism and also coordination of campaigns. These days I find the activist identity difficult as this has become quite egoic for me. I look for useful work. I feel actions need an element of the provocative; unsettling, disturbing - to break through the trance that so holds us. I just watched the six episodes of culture in decline and wondered what a flyer around the words about billionaires and their obsessive grasping distributed around say Brighton might bring up. Yes there's stuff from my side there but I do feel like exploring things a bit unconventionally. I found myself on the board of the Bayside Climate Change Action group last year, as a beginning of a return to activism; well that's not a place for me to be. I began studying psychotherapy this year.
Hi Robert, I hope to be at the picnic next weekend. Look forward to meeting you.... There is SO much to understand. It has taken me 13 years since my self diagnosis, to get a very real handle on it. Huge amount of info on the net, the great majority of it be unhelpful in my opinion.
Hi Robert a warm welcome to the group. It is good to have another mature member :-)
Hi Robert, Welcome to the Friends of Kingston and Bayside group of local friends. I look forward to meeting you soon. See you at one of our upcoming scheduled events in the area. Thank you for joining our friendly local social group
Welcome Robert to this local social group. We look forward to meeting you soon. Thanks for joining and being interested in local people and local events!