Levelling Level discusses the need for change so that life actually works for the poorest and most disadvantaged, as well as everyone else across society. It continues on to suggest how we will achieve that change by making the very best of events and circumstances that are out of our control, making change that we can either control ourselves, or be subjected to by others, inevitable, either way.
It is the ability of the poorest, the most disadvantaged and those on the lowest incomes to be self-sufficient, without external intervention or without their situation having a negative impact upon wider society, that reflects just how healthy we are as communities, as a nation and how together we operate and work.
To achieve the aim of real equality in the most practical rather than idealistic sense, there are many problems that our society faces. Problems that must be fixed.
We cannot fix any problem unless we understand the effects of the problem, but also how the problem was caused.
We cannot fix any problem unless we have people in charge and leading us all at the top of Government who know what to do to fix that and every problem. But they must also be prepared to do everything to fix those problems too.
Creating a balanced, fair and just society, where everyone has access to what they genuinely need, but not necessarily all that they might actually want, cannot and will not be achieved by a process of ‘Levelling Up’ or by ‘levelling down’*.
Levelling down or Levelling Up are the only solutions that politicians we currently have on all sides of the political divides can offer as solutions to the problems that increasing numbers of us have quietly been facing for decades. Challenges that many more of us are beginning to experience now.
This blog was originally published in April 2022 as part of the book ‘Levelling Level’ and as part of a page on the accompanying website too. This is an updated version which has been edited by The Author. This and other books in the Series are available at Amazon and across different blogs too.