Thursday, 18 September 2014

Scottish Independence

Today is a very big day for the UK and to be honest it's one I'm surprised I've not talked about before now. I don't really have much of a Scottish readership though so it's not like I could have really swayed their opinions. It seems a lot of people also already have their minds made up so I might not have been able to change them anyway.
Is this the end, my only friend?
Scotland will today hold a referendum for independence from the UK, and to become their own country. Much the same way that Ireland did way back when the Republic of Ireland was formed. While at first it seemed a no vote was secure the tables have turned and the race has been too close to call for some time now. The no campaign has been absolutely abysmal and if there's one thing that can really be inspired in people it's national pride and patriotism. The number of independence referendums that have succeeded is way higher than the number that hasn't. Heck, even America wanted nothing to do with us.
Why does nobody love us?
To be honest I'm against Scottish independence, and not for any kind of political or economical reason. I just find it sad that it's 2014, almost 2015, and countries are still wanting to be separate and be apart. They still want to draw lines in the sand. Quite frankly I'd like it if more countries chose to stay together, and agreed to drop their borders. We're all one race, in one world, why should we still act any differently? Have we really not grown at all? It'd be nice if instead of saying Scotland can leave, we said "Alright guys, there is no more Scotland, but there's also no England or Wales. We're all just Britain now." I wouldn't mind losing my "English identity" but I imagine I'm part of a very small minority there.

I expect a yes vote, and for Scotland to get their independence. I expect this to come of patriotism and national pride. I expect this to make me sad.

Where do you stand on independence? How would you react if a part of your country wanted to leave? 

Monday, 15 September 2014

That Was A Productive Week

Even though last week I admittedly played a lot of video games, I also ended up doing quite a lot of productive stuff which was pretty good. Especially for me. I tend to sometimes get stuck being unproductive. If you've ever found yourself being inactive then you know it can be very difficult to get out of that slump and kick yourself into gear.
Sometimes I thoroughly believe it to be a disease
One of the ways in which I was productive (jeez that makes this sound like a high school essay) is that I managed to get a lot of exercise. I had a lot to do over the week though which contributed. I'm one of those people that has a hard time going on a walk for the sake of exercise. But this week I had to make about four trips into town which meant four long walks and, in terms of calorie loss, pretty much a whole day wiped clean.
Given the week I was on holiday I needed a week like that.
I also managed to do quite a bit of writing which was pretty awesome. I got two or three sessions of writing done which was a good 3k words or so. If I was able to write as much as I did way back when then I'd have an incredible output. I can only dream of 6k words a week at this point. But progress is progress. As long as I get there eventually it'll all be good. Probably. Shit's happening though yo. I capped my week off by writing this post.

When was the last time you had a super productive week? Or a week of complete inactivity? 


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