So do we need a dialogue about what kind of society we want to live in?

Here’s a thought provoking post from our friend Davy Jones’s blog.  Davy wants us to think long and hard about what kind of moral crisis (if any) is gripping the nation.  Perhaps it is time for a root and branches national dialogue about what kind of country we want to be?  What are our guiding moral values for the next generation?  Now that would be a meaningful consultation.  Petition anyone?

Davy Jones writes about public service issues especially citizen empowerment, participatory budgeting, partnership working, local democracy and performance management.

 

 

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One thought on “So do we need a dialogue about what kind of society we want to live in?

  1. At the moment people are too interested in knowing what their rights are rather than their responsibilities. It says a lot about the rallying cry for change ending up with people trying to loot a free ipad. We need to start engaging the parents as the sense of responsibility and fear of punishment for doing wrong starts with them. I watched a program where a girl had been finally suspended from school after loads of trouble. The mother finally went into the school at this point and ranted about what was she supposed to do with her during the day and that it was the schools responsibility to look after her in the week. They reminded her their responsibility was to teach. What disappointed me most was the fact she didn’t care her daughter was failing, more the fact the school wasn’t baby-sitting her anymore.

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