I am going to vote. I have particular ideas about the best MP for my constituency, the best government for my country, and the value my vote will have. I also feel part of my society, and part of that is taking part in elections: and voting will reinforce that. So it will make me feel good, for doing something productive and worthwhile.
And I can understand better than at previous elections the lack of motivation to vote. The election campaign has an air of unreality for me. I might think that the whole thing was so unrelated to my own life that its outcome could not matter to me. I might think that I could do nothing to influence the outcome anyway. I might think that they are all the same- “The Government” always gets in.
I hear sniping. Mr Miliband has “stabbed his own brother in the back” say the Tories. It is an insane suggestion, as well as irrelevant.
We need hope that things can be better. We need truth, so that what is said by the politicians appears to relate to what we see for ourselves.
My friend decided that she would put herself first. So she is no longer manipulable by my passive-aggression or neediness. In fact, she may cease to need to make herself feel better by looking after me.
So she only sought my company before, because of her needs?
Kudos to anyone who gets the connection with the foregoing section.