CFN – I had to humble myself this week. I had to ask for help. It was extremely hard and I realized that as much as I like to practice humility, that I too have a lot of pride.
I freely help people every day and rarely with hold assistance if I can help. Part of me even takes pride in being able to help my friends, family, and viewers of CFN and much that I do rarely is ever talked about which is the way it should be. If you help someone for personal gain it’s not really helping, is it?
There really is nothing wrong with asking for help, or for forgiveness.
This week I really felt what many people feel when they have to ask for help or how they feel when they suffer by not asking.
There’s a line. There are moochies out there that will ask without needing as though the world owes them something. It doesn’t. The world isn’t fair. The world is what we make with what opportunities we get in life. Look at our Mayor Kilger. He’s done awesome with only a 10th grade education and now he’s part of a group that wants to found a University here in Cornwall!
This week I’ve given a lot of thought to the Group that wants to bring a University to Cornwall, the Benson University, after all Gerry needs a legacy and some of the group apparently need more money. (That’s a whole other story!)
But I was thinking, after being told that Queens had been negotiating with NAV CAN ( Queen’s denies it; NAV CAN’s Ron Singer was mystically ominous about the rumour) that even with move from Bricks to Clicks (not cliques) that Cornwall if anything, with some vision, could become a school town. If we could get different schools & colleges here our culture and society would totally change and that gives me hope.
We have some empty schools that could go to Upper learning. We have a lower cost of living which students need. We have a great location close to Ottawa, Montreal, and short hops all the way to Toronto. Having a mass of students can bring life to a city. Pitt Street could become party central. Montreal Road could light up with the kind of stores that ad colour and life to a city.
Younger people might start businesses. After all the business community here is far too close to pension age. Are they the types that could service a younger, hipper crowd? Could you see Tam Tam’s in Lamoureux Park on Sundays like Parc Mont Royal in Montreal? Why not encourage musicians and artists to hit our green space to work themselves on Sundays?
No, maybe these greedy old Blue Beards have planted an unintentional seed of hope. Or maybe nothing will happen and we’ll go back to debating the best form of Goose control for Lamoureux Park….
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – CFN