Firstly, some quick background. I discovered Doctor Who at the age of 5, and have been a sci-fi fan for the 40+ years since. Every year, my wife buys me a Doctor Who calendar for my “office” wall.
On a seemingly unrelated subject, a question I’m occasionally asked when speaking to journalists is “Dealing with scammers every day must make you suspicious of people”, and they seem surprised when I tell them the answer is in fact quite the opposite. If anything, it makes me want to trust people more. I expect scammers to lie, and am never disappointed. However, the people I deal with on a daily basis out in the “real” world shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush as the scammers in my eyes. It may seem naive, especially given what I do, but assuming everyone is lying to me would make me bitter and twisted, and I refuse to let the scammers do that to me.
What does this have to do with the calendar? Each month has a quote from the associated Doctor (first for January, second for February and so on). This month’s quote comes from the fifth incarnation, and it goes like this:
“I think it does us good to be reminded the Universe isn’t entirely peopled with nasty creatures out for themselves.”
Words to live by.