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Are you politically active? Do you feel informed about British politics? Do you feel like you influence the way this country is run?

I’m guessing very few of you will answer yes to any of those questions. The careless attitude is becoming more common within our society.

But believe it or not, politics at the moment is pretty hot. Who does what? What did they say?

The general election needs to occur before May 2010 and the largest two parties are fighting for a win. But with the contagious careless attitude spreading with anyone even turn up to vote.

The electorate turnout has been on the decline for over a decade now. People have given up, lost hope and simply can’t be bothered. But one law the Aussies have is compulsory voting. You have to turn up and vote. It’s part of living in the country. Similar to paying taxes, some would say it defeats the object of freedom of choice. But perhaps it would make people more active in politics. Maybe you would pay a little more attention to how the government proposes to run the country.

Saying all this, it seems so easy to encourage people to vote, but I’m not sure it would actually work. Forcing us to do something we really don’t care about. Maybe politicians should take a look in the mirror. How about they stop getting spin-doctors to sell their policies in the best light and cut straight to the point. Perhaps they need to recognise the difference between playground politics and governing a country. Then they may earn some respect and interact with the future generations. After all it’s them who will be voting the next prime minister!

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Humans are like tea bags. They are at their strongest when in hot water.

Last week was a bit of a rollercoaster. Things weren’t going to plan and ‘the plan’ was forever changing.

But if anything, something came out of the madness; the game of life is a weird one! (As if you didn’t know that) But I realised that people walk in and out of your life, but not many leave footprints in your heart. Living in the 21st century, if you can put your hand on your heart and say you have a true friend, you are a very lucky person.

People say friends are the family you chose. So whether it’s a lover, friend, or both keep hold of those special people.

Last week it rained. Actually it poured. But it taught me that those you expect to be there might not be. But, and here is the important bit. You will cross paths with someone else and they will pick you up, brush you off and turn that straight line into a beautiful curve on your face.

I realise that a problem shared is a problem halved. I’m one of those stupid people who would rather tell a complete stranger my problems. But what’s the point. Now I laugh at myself. By telling those who actually know you; one, their advice will be much more helpful and two, it plays a big part in an uber-kool thing called friendship.

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