‘We have the power to change our perceptions’


Positive News editor Lucy Purdy introduces the new issue of the magazine, which includes features about ageing, prisons and the co-operatives movement. Despite humanity’s destructive ability, we’re capable of greatness too, she says – if we choose where to look

From strong-minded relatives to newspaper editors, there are plenty who will craft our perception of reality for us, if we let them.

The cover feature for the new issue of Positive News magazine is about the joy to be found in ageing, but it also highlights the power we have to change our perceptions, and therefore what we experience. Meeting people who defy the cliches of later life, we find how older age, despite its challenges, can also bring wisdom, freedom and the confidence to take on new experiences. Could it be, in fact, the best time of our lives?

The news might all seem bad, but good things are happening too.

The state of the prison system is a story that looks increasingly bleak each time it arises in the press. Prisons are struggling under the pressures of overcrowding, reduced resources, violence, and…

Sasha Harriet

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