Was it DylanThomas who said that Swansea was the graveyard of ambition?
This may or may not be true depending on your point of view of course, but here’s my experience with the surrounding area, and probably goes for all of the country.
You will always get someon with ambition, it probably starts with being a child in primary school and being asked what you want to become when you grow up.
Most people give examples of jobs/professions that have some status in society and roles that usually do the community some good.
Then we get into secondary school, and depending on the crowd we hang out with, we either get more ambitious and get more excited, get less ambitious and more cynical, or we feel a sense of hopelessness, not knowing the direction our lives are going to take when we leave school.
Then when we leave school, we either go to college, we get a job which is hard to do in the current harsh economic climate, or we simply “sign on”, or go on a course.
You can see by taking any of those paths, our ambitions are going to vary greatly. If you hang out with those who have no jobs, the ambitions discussed every day are likely to be minimal, and standards are going to be fairly low to begin with. A lot of people are in this situation, because of the jobs leaving the ecomony seemingly all the tie, this is truly tragic and i feel sorry for al those put in that situation, working your way out of it is incredibly difficult, but can be done. I’ve seen many do it, and achieve great respect from it.
When it comes to exercise, the facts in the UK are that most people DO NOT exercise regularly 3 times per week. This means that when most people have conversations about exercise, the likely tone is bound to be negative.
If you speak regularly to people who want the best for themselves, their health, their fitness, just about everythig, the tone is likely to be very upbeat, and the tone is likely to be about possibility, not negativity.
So you can see that swansea could indeed be the graveyard of ambition, but it could also this amazing place of possibility too, and to be honest, i see this a whole lot more than the negative side. I also see negativity from time to time, but choose not do dwell on it and try to see the possibilities out there, and with people’s health. Those of you who know that being fit and healthy is an absolutely fantastic place to be, and im here to help you get there!
Forget the downsides and the doomsayers you hear each and every day, lets prove them wrong, even in these very difficult fiscal times!!