One Minute Silence

Well, what it such a sacrifice then? To stop for a minute, I mean.

I wonder how many people stopped for a minute and how many forgot.

I forgot.

I said to myself days before that I would stop, but had the fire alarm in the client’s premises not reminded my client, Mike, I would have forgotten.

I used my minute to think. Did you?

I saw the crowds at Wimbledon not only stopped talking, they even stopped looking at their phones, and even stopped moving at all. They just stood. Frozen. Statues of despair.

How can you forget to honour the memory of innocently slaughtered people, Michael?

The moment reminded me of the senselessness of it all.

It also made me think how the murderer was driven by his own powerful beliefs; a victim himself, manipulated by men, slaves to their own beliefs, which to most of us are ridiculous and evil.

If last Friday is to mean anything, then it must stiffen our resolve not to be intimidated by anyone. It must also make our political leaders act to resolve a situation already way out of hand.

We despise terrorism, the murder of innocents, cowardice at its height, yet sadly, the cold reality is that it works. Just look at Northern Ireland or South Africa. Eventually, once enough people pay with their lives to a degree which gains the attention of the political machine, things happen.

The men with the power on each side sit and talk with their advisors, and peace ensues.

Those people in Tunisia did not choose to be pawns in this awful game.

It’s time for people on all sides to say ‘enough’; because it’s then that change happens.

It’s then that someone will think the impossible, step forward and put a stop to this.

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About The Author – Michael Finnigan

Michael Finnigan works with the world’s most famous businesses, helping them to understand how to unleash the power lying dormant within their people. Michael consults with corporate, public sector and sporting clients all over the world to lead and deliver positive change.

Michael’s work within elite sport includes clients in Premier League football, international cricket. He worked closely with Darren Clarke ahead of his victory at the Open Championship.


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