Jonathan Spencer
Let The beauty of what you love be what you do.



February 1, 2006

Those teenage years


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These days the culture is directed very much at youth and youthfulness, and I often hear people exclaiming a to go to some halcyon days of youth their teens and early twenties, but would you really

Yes you were young and a cut healed in seconds, but what of spots and teenage angst, the loneliness…or was that just me, were you surrounded by eager faces all wanting a date, captain of the team or ‘good at games’ whilst now your appear humdrum. Or perhaps now is as exciting as it was then, so this article is not for you, as you have it all.

In a by Gil Scott Heron, he says “everyone wants to go back, even if it sonly as far as last week”. why I don’t know we can spend too much time wishing for an imagined past or yearning for a non-existent future and we miss .

For me the teenage years were a of good and bad, of happiness and loneliness, not much different to now, but what I want is to enjoy today, learn from yesterday and plan for the future, as I have said before the best way to predict the future is to start creating it now.


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jonathan spencer
jonathan spencer
Jonathan is in his 50s, and is as simple or complex as the next person. He has owned and managed healthcare business, worked in the theatre, healthcare, for charities, trade unions and in the commercial sector. His background in psychology and therapy compliments his expertise in business and technology. He is passionate about disability and support for people with disability, in part because of experience in his own family. He has always followed a spiritual path finding a home amongst the spiritual and social conscience of Quakers and latterly joining the Church of England.