So I don’t really post on this anymore but I’ve got a lot of thoughts racing around in my head. I know no one really reads this as well but it’s nice to get things written down some times…
So probably the most significant thing that has happened to me over the last couple of months is the acquisition of a relationship; something those closest to me would know that I was not looking for.
It took a long time (four months) for us to finally both want to explore each other at the same time and so far I am so glad that I finally listened to my ‘feelings’ rather than my brain. It is an amazing feeling waking up knowing that someone has woken up thinking about you and that out of everyone either of us could have ended up with - we chose each other. It isn’t something I would take lightly though. I think it should take a period of getting to know that person well before you make any sort of commitment to a relationship. To start something out of simple lust is a farce on the whole idea of being with someone. I view a relationship as exploring another person’s soul. Their thoughts, their aspirations, their ideas. Sure, there is the physical side to things but there needs to be some kind of emotion behind that to make anything of it.
The moment I saw him I knew I wanted to get to know him, “who is that? That boy, is amazing”, my first words. I can honestly look at him and think the same thing today despite our ‘interesting’ getting to know you phase.
I never want to risk myself getting too involved with anyone but now that I am getting used to whole concept of having someone to be with, I guess I’ve found that one exception. I’m excited to see where things take us.
Another issue central to my thoughts of late is the federal election! I had planned on writing all my thoughts throughout the whole campaign however the campaign itself was so uninspiring with very little difference between the two major parties - it was difficult to commentate on anything worth the time. Basically, regardless of who is in government - they will still be using largely the same bureaucracy to gather data and who will advise the ministers on how to act. They will also need to pass their legislation through the Senate which is going to need negotiation on both sides of politics now that the Greens hold the balance of power. So for all the die-hard Liberal-haters do not fear too much if we have an Abbott-led Australia; he won’t be able to do too much differently.
The election results however are exceptionally interesting. Basically, the loss of so much support in the Labor camp is what Liberals say clear evidence of a Coalition victory. However, the loss of support did not go to the Liberals, it was directed towards the Greens. I don’t know how the Liberals can say they have the mandate to form government when on a two-party preferred basis, they are trailing Labor.
Green voters are traditionally not going to want their vote being directed towards the Liberals. For those arguing that the Liberals received a higher primary vote than Labor, this may be true. However - consider this scenario…
Greens (cold) Labor (cool) Liberals (warm) Family First (hot).
There are ten people trying to figure out what kind of temperature they would like their dorm rooms. 4 people want their rooms warm, 3 want them cool and 3 want them cold (we must keep in mind no one likes a ‘hot’ room ie. FF). Because 4 people want their rooms warmer and only three want them cooler, should we ignore the other three people who want their rooms cold? Surely those preferring a ‘cold’ room would at least prefer a cool room over a warm room…this is why preferential voting is important.
and yes, that was symbolic of the respective party’s climate policies. (although, I am disgusted in Labor’s policy of not having a policy)
So in summing up, the Liberals are looking good with having more seats than Labor (ie. approximately one or two more). However, the fact that more people would at least prefer Labor once you factor in their preferences, I don’t agree with the Liberal train of thought that this gives them the mandate to form government.
Received my results for university yesterday. Not bad, not great, but consider the circumstances, alright. It is so difficult to lock myself in to one career path when I’m so young. I still have no idea if this is the right thing for me to be doing. I hope it is…
I’ve always wondered how big the universe is. I mean does it end? Can it end? If it ends, then what comes after that? and once that ends - then what comes after that? How did we even invent something strong enough to look in to other galaxies? This shit blows my mind, a bit like Inception - amazing concept. On that note, my head is throbbing. I think in part due to my sister’s 18th party last night - was great hanging with the family! Must not underestimate the power of alcohol though…