What does is take to be a changemaker?

What does is take to be a changemaker?

Such an important question

My uncle is Emeritus Professor David Lindsay AO FTSE. He has spent his entire life trying to create a movement to bring the Australian Wool industry into 21st century  

If the powerbrokers aren’t listening to some-one with his credibility  how do everyday people like you and me drive change?

As an aside – my uncle Dave was always popular with the ladies – my cousin Helen ( on the right) and me were flower girls at his wedding

Speaking of legends and doing a deep dive into the family history. There have been some amazing women in my life. I adored my grandmother, she was devasted when her youngest son was run run over by a truck at the farm before his second birthday – she endured so much and she was such a lady. I will never forget the day she asked me to cash in her Dairy Farmers Co-op shares to find  what  she  was  forced  to buy  50  years  previous, now  as a dry shareholder they were basically  worthless

I called my son Nicholas Phillip to honour her journey

Nick and Gran at my cousin Michael’s ( uncle Dave’s son) wedding

We are all a product of our life experiences, our biases are often handed down from generation to generation without even knowing the back story  

Knowing the past can help better inform the decisions we make in the future

The past is a funny thing. Humans love to reflect and study the past as a way of trying to make sense of our world today. As Carl Sagan once famously put it “You have to know the past to understand the present.” But the past is also complex and frustrating. The more we try to understand it and learn from it, the more it confounds us.

Human nature, it seems, is to constantly question and wonder “what if?” This is absolutely true at the personal level. As individuals, we constantly ask ourselves, if I had only done this differently, how would things have changed? Or, what if I said this instead of that, or reacted in this manner as opposed to that manner? While it can be frustrating and resulting in much soul-searching and sleepless nights, I truly believe such introspection is healthy and ultimately helps us in making decisions in the future. Source 



Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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