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Jeremiah Savant's Adventures in Mental Health

 

TEN: Endgame, Part One

 

The day had dawned bright and warm. I had bathed; trimmed and tidied all visible hair –tied it up and stuck it down. After coffee, I had dressed up a little in a jacket and jeans combo (with white roll-neck shirt) which seemed to scream ‘mid-life crisis!’ yet… my 20-year-old-self would have taken one look and exclaimed in awe at the ultimate coolness of daring to wear it at my age. I was, of course, under no illusions and realised I probably looked a bit silly, but hey, I did not care. How I felt about it was important, and that would carry the look. Diffused thoughts and memories of the same day ten years previously, when I had been wandering around college with ‘Dirk’ making jokes about being an old fart and how I could say certain things now that I was forty… and the evening which included a bottle of tequila and a certain gorgeous Argentinian young lady…

 

Forty years prior to this day, the media was filling my child’s mind with the ideas that we all would have personal helicopters, wall-sized 3D TVs and food would be in pill form (this appealed to me a lot, as I was told at every mealtime that the starving children in Africa would be glad of my leftovers, so I must eat up and be grateful). There would be massive amounts of leisure time due to robots making the stuff we needed and even being servants and companions – saving mankind from the drudgery of work and leaving us to lives of social, intellectual and scientific advancement. Hovercars and jetboots, holidays on the moon… sub-orbital hypersonic superjets spanning the globe in half an hour… the Sahara Desert planted for foodcrops and efficient solar, wind and wave farms would harvest electricity at a cost too cheap to measure… huge clean  read more




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Saw this and thought of you... How simple, this quote, but so apt with your brilliant community work. - "A person's a person, no matter how small." (Dr Seuss).


You cover many important issues. Good work.


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Special thanks to you... for allowing LOU to be used as a vehicle to reach the people.


Thanks for continuing to be such a wonderful and consistent voice of support.


...I love the site, and thanks for having it.


Keep up the good work - I really enjoy reading your blogs, gives me insight with my work :) (re: 'Adventures...'









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'Be Safe This Summer!'



Now available in French

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Help #LOU to #SpreadTheWord


'Carbon Monoxide - The silent killer'


LeanOnUs is proud to be chosen along with MobilityProducts4U as the main online distributors of Carbon Monoxide - The silent killer in association with Consumer Safety International (CSI) and ANEC - 'The European consumer voice in standardisation'.

Special thanks to President of CSI, Molly Maher and to UK Gas Safety Expert, Stephen Hadley for enabling LeanOnUs to help #SpreadTheWord and for helping us to educate others about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.



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