posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:21 PM
a reply to: underwerks
My brother in law, and my sister both differ with me on the issue of Britain leaving the EU. I am all for it, they are dead against leaving.
When we see one another though, we talk about different things, arguably more important things. Did we get enough sleep last night in the humidity?
How are our various projects going? Are we healthy? Are we capable of dragging a few ounces of joy out of the week? There is no question that how we
comport ourselves at the ballot box, particularly now, will change things in this country. That is truer now than at any time in the past fifty years
or so in my estimation. The recent Brexit vote made a great many people realise that the only thing they can do if they want things to be different
than they are, is vote.
However, what I am trying to say is that there things about life on this planet, which despite having nothing much to do with the wider world,
despite having nothing to do with the direction your nation may be going in, are VERY important, far more important than any of that high minded
stuff. Family is one of them, friendship is one of them, because realistically speaking, even if the world suddenly goes a brand new shade of crazy,
when the crap is really meeting the turbine blades, family and friends are the first thing you protect with your life, and the first ones to have your
You can disagree with them, you can want to kick them in the throat occasionally, but there are bonds which should not be severed, and no matter how
difficult it might be, you have to find a way to maintain these relationships, because no matter how things go down at the ballot box, it's only worth
living in a world that contains people you connect with. Without people like that around you, even if your nation becomes a paradise, a utopia without
any one of the downsides associated with that state of affairs, if you have no one, if you sacrifice the people that matter to you, then at least half
your reason for giving a damn either way evaporates.
Priorities...it's worth working them out.