Thursday, 8 April 2010

White knights…

‘Been thinking today about white knights. My dear friend Maverick is one. He tries so very hard to save people and fix things. It’s very admirable. I wish I was half as noble. I’m not. But, I often wonder at the cost to people like Mav.

There are white knights always among us. They are the men and women who rush in to help without thinking about what peril may befall them. They endure prejudice when no one wants to understand their ideas to change the world, sleepless nights when their minds are ticking over trying to work out how to make this or that better and generally wear themselves down trying to help everyone but themselves. They are fantastic people.

But I say this to all white knights. Take a breath, sit down, think about yourself for ten minutes then rush off and save the world. Do we need people white knights? Oh yes – we do. But we need to know they’re safe and secure and at no risk. So white knights please continue as you are – like we could stop you – but spend some time to save yourself. We need you - but we need you whole.

Amarinda Jones
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