Energy Matters

I am utterly bamboozled by how some people manage to keep going and going and going …..

I’m not a huge Boris Johnson fan but he comes to mind this morning as a person who must be way beyond exhausted trying to deal with everything from rising Covid rates to last minute Brexit decisions and all this just months after he was badly laid up with Covid himself.

Obviously Boris is a very public example but there are carers out there who are trying to cope 24/7 – 365 days a year – with inordinate physical and emotional demands and somehow they battle on.

And then there are activists in the field of homelessness, for example, and indeed people who are homeless who simply never get a break. And what of those in uncontrolled pain who are worn out from it and existing with it day and night?

How do they do it?

I know love, determination and adrenaline can bring one a certain distance but exhaustion has to set in and the body simply can’t keep going on little or no respite.

Yes, I am extremely grateful that I have a bed and that I can get into it and get sleep that replenishes and refreshes.

So many people are not so fortunate, that’s for sure.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

12 thoughts on “Energy Matters”

  1. Each one of us has a driving force that comes to light from time to time..Others seem to run on boundless energy that keeps them going without let up..We owe our deepest gratitude to them..

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