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The opposition party – trying to be more at peace with the world’s issues

The opposition party is by no means a confession of which political party I support. Very far from it. I thought I’d use a smart play on words being as we are in the midst of a political upheaval here in the U.K. This post is about how I am, and you can, try to be more at peace with what happens around us. Particularly in light of the recent stressful election and with Brexit about to begin within the next week.

As humans we always have something we are opposing. The closing of a factory, the opening of a new big chain store in a our small town. The building of too many houses. Not having enough affordable houses to buy. Train fares being increased with not enough seats already. 

That brings me to the recent election result in the U.K. Over the course of my life so far, I’ve learnt that there are two things you should refrain from discussing publicly. Religion and politics. For that reason I refuse to divulge my own political stance. 

Since the results of the election were announced though, people have been divided in their opposition. The country was divided after the Brexit results were so close. Many potentially switched their party support. As a result, the recent election outcome was, as we all know by now, a hung parliament. This left pretty much everyone opposed. For so many rightful reasons of course. I’m not belittling  people’s opposition. 

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For me it’s as simple as accepting things for what they are. They are circumstances which are out of my control. Petitions can be started, protests can be marched. But in the end there will ALWAYS be someone who is isn’t happy with the outcome. You will never, ever please everyone. I believe in morally just outcomes, and hope that those are the ones that are reached. 

I cannot live my life worrying about the what ifs. What if this political party wins, what if we leave the EU. What if we build 1000 new homes in our town and we don’t like how it affects the status quo. We can only guess at the outcome. 

So I choose to worry about my today. My immediate family. The things I CAN have a small amount of control over. Although any other parents of a two-year old may disagree. (Smiles sarcastically). 

What do I want you to take from this post? Never oppose what you believe in? Never stand up for what you believe to be morally right? Not at all. I want you to think of your immediate happiness and emotional wellbeing. Worrying about the tomorrows, the next weeks, the never’s will only serve to cause you more worry. Worry that you can not directly resolve and which therefore will only intensify. 

Find your means of peace in this world. If that means climbing inside a big bubble or perching on a cloud once in a while, then go ahead. It works for me. I’m a lot happier when I’m not trying to save the world.

Have a worry free day. 

Until next time……

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