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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Depression

What's Changing? - Generosity
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Halcyon Identifies 3 December 2018

 

Please see below selected recent generosity-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Generosity Headlines

 

Pre 2018

  • Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ, seeing a web of random acts of kindness,
  • Meanwhile, initiatives like Global Giving also tell a more positive story.

 

On Recession

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Of Mice and Men - redux?  Chastening and often stunning images of the impact that global recession can have in our day and age might suggest so, yet the blooming sunflower might suggest too that hope springs eternal or, as Roy Harper puts it so lyrically, "through all destruction flies new dawn".

Man such sunflowers constantly emerge, displaying a wide variety of proposed "antidotes to the pessimism of the post-crisis world". If you'd like to hear constructive suggestions for our way ahead economically, you could also listen to the following podcasts:

Identifying dangers of "needing to please"
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Halcyon Identifies 12 December 2013

The ‘disease to please’ is apparently a dangerous condition that can lead to terrible suffering and even suicide, claimed a leading commentator.

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We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness... . It may be said of it: 'It is bad today and every day it will get worse, until the worst of all happens.' - Arthur Schopenhauer

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Life is a rainbow which also includes black - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked - Leonard Cohen

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There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell - G. K. Chesterton (English journalist and author, 1874-1936)