Most of us are ordinary people living real lives, coping with our situations day by day, never having quite enough ability, support, education, luck, determination or money to live a fantasy life in which our every wish comes true and satisfies every need.
Our experience, first hand knowledge and understanding are limited to and by the small number of people and places we know well.
Our Badges and Labels
We define ourselves by the badges of belonging we are proud to wear, our country, our faith, our team, our neighbourhood, our town, our race, our skills, our education, our social class, our ancestry.
But often we are not noticed as individuals but grouped together under a common characteristic, given a label and treated as inferior because of it.
The Need for Interaction
Understanding is important, but we need to share it with others, to meet our own emotional needs and to spread the message.
Real Life Press offers a network of readers and writers’ groups holding weekly community or online meetings.
Sindy’s Campaign for Respect encourages individual efforts to promote the message by wearing and using merchandise and using social media to spread the word.It welcomes the formation of local social groups and entrepreneurial initiatives that use fun events.
Good Neighbours create Good Neighbourhoods. We all live in neighbourhoods, towns or cities and countries in which our opportunities as ordinary people are restricted by the socio-political system that lays down the law. This Real Life Press initiative encourages volunteers to form groups in which neighbours help each other and organise collective political action to improve neighbourhood facilities.
The Need for Political Change
We live in a world, a country, a town, a neighbourhood which is far from perfect.
Change is always needed, but many changes are not in the interests of ordinary people. Real Life Press Politics hosts an ideas factory in which policy options are proposed and open forconstructive comment. Because we are UK based, the UK features in the early exchanges, but the subjects have a wider relevance.