LETTER: Reticence would not go amiss
Described as a ‘community enthusiast with a BSc in Psychology’ young Pedro Martins again seeks to lecture us on the future of Horsham and how we should live out our lives (WSCT - February 19th).
Knowledge and wisdom are very different human qualities - the latter hardly ever found among the young. I would therefore question Mr Martins as to what qualifies him to comment at length upon our historic town of Horsham and how we should conduct ourselves.
The fact that he is the manager of a Japanese-style restaurant in East Street surely does not entitle him to hold court over all matters associated with the town that he has chosen to make his home.
Suffice to say that as one whose family have lived in Horsham for generations, I would consider it bad form - had I emigrated to Portugal - to lecture the community of Mr Martins’ home town or village - even if I had been awarded a degree in Psychology.
Any wise and sensitive emigrant would engage their brain and exercise restraint before committing his/her advice to paper in a foreign land.
Doubtless young Mr Martins is keen and well intentioned but could he please spare a thought for those of us who are far more familiar with Horsham - its problems - and concerned about its future - before putting pen to paper please.
Just a little more reticence would not go amiss.
BARBARA A. WORLEY
Bourns Court, Ayshe Court Drive, Horsham