I have been at a small meeting in connection with the re-design of Learning Disability Services in Argyll & Bute. It was salutory to listen to others and to realise how important it is to slow down, think carefully and share honestly. And that means sharing feelings, stories, fears, hopes and what is important in living as someone who is challenged in this frantic world of change and spin.
I learned how important humour can be and how we disregard others at our peril. It seems to me that some of these insights are what we need in our country today. Above all, it takes humility to stop shouting, wriggling, or making a point. And what we need is for our political parties to listen to the electorate and show integrity by finding a way to take us through these difficult times.