There is always more than one way to look at things... including death
There is no doubt that the death of Margaret Thatcher has sparked mixed emotions and reactions across the land. From those celebrating in the pit ravaged North to the tears shed in the Tory heartlands, and all of those in between (I for one) who knew her as the first female Prime Minister who changed a country. The debate rages on as to 'in what way did she change it?' But you cannot ignore the fact that for a lady to capture the top job in the country at a time when sexism in the workplace was rife, was an achievement in itself.
And whatever your thoughts on her, they remain just that... thoughts. Whatever effect her policies had upon your life or the lives of those around you - the way that you (and they) react to them is always the same. We create our feelings through thought and feel what we think. So take the two miners interviewed on the BBC yesterday. One, who lost his job in the strikes, lost his house, his family and his pride. His Father had been a miner, his grandfather too - and he was not about to change his mind or career and do anything else.
The other former miner, took the opportunity to take up a new career... in IT. He now runs a large firm in London, employing thousands of people, who would not have had jobs had it been for his 'different thinking'. You see, no matter what happens to us, and who pulled the strings to make that happen, there is always more than one way to look at things... and that includes the death of someone like Margaret Thatcher.