fbpx
Instagram has returned invalid data.

@teaisfortina

Looking for something?

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this post. Like I tried to articulate on Twitter I think it’s so important to find out why some people didn’t vote. Although you came to a conclusion in the end, you originally felt so disengaged with voting that you didn’t think you’d bother and I think that’s a demographic the politicians really didn’t tap into. I did my own research and formed my own opinion because I was passionate about voting and about my own opinions but it’s ridiculous really (as lovely and flattering as it is) that my post helped you come to a conclusion when really it should have been the campaigners.

    I think the scariest thing was the fear of the unknown and for me voting remain meant more of the same and voting leave meant what we have now – complete collapse of the political parties and a decision nobody had a plan for. In the end I voted on what I DIDN’T want to happen because nobody could really answer what was going on.

    I totally agree with you, some people did vote Leave for undesirable reasons and some voted in protest and some voted and now regret it but we can’t change the vote and we can’t punish each other and let it divide us because we crossed a different box on a piece of paper. Unless someone voted for purely racist reasons in which case, just no. I am still hoping someone comes along and tells me they voted leave for a reason that they researched and thought long and hard about, I want someone to tell me it’ll be ok!

    Longest comment I have ever left but seriously, I loved this post so much.

    Gwennan http://www.twentysomethingmeltdown.com xxx

    • I love long comments! It’s nice to know that someone fully understood and engaged with a post.
      I felt the same about leaving, I would have voted more for what I didn’t want.
      I do think it’s ridiculous that a blog post helped me realise what I was ignoring rather than campaigners. I’m really quite passionate about politics as a whole, but could never get into voting for the reasons outlined.
      Although after today’s events, I might just leave the country anyway! What a mess.
      Thanks for your amazing posts on the subject and such a great comment 🙂 xxx

  2. I totally agree about how ill-informed we are all the time with regards to any political vote. The eu referendum was my first time voting but even then, I knew there were arguments being made for both sides that, for me, neither were strong enough or deserved to be taken seriously. I have always hated how childish and arrogant politicians can get and also people who really follow it and try to enforce their opinions on Facebook. It completely shocked me how people reacted to the result, and started insulting everyone. Words like stupid, arrogant, ignorent, uneducated were thrown about. I am also disheartened by how the rest of the world reacted. People from abroad joining in and commenting on the result with similar words as above being mentioned. Apparently, most of those who signed that petition were not even from the UK. It’s like, being in the eu meant more to other countries than the UK, but they reacted as though we don’t have a right to leave. And also, why does everyone think that being in the EU is the be all and end all? There are pros and cons to being in and out. Let’s just move on 🤓🤓🤓

    • Definitely, I don’t mind some posts informing me or helping me out, but I don’t like being told how to think and what kind of person I am if I hold a certain view (p.s.go look at my Facebook right now for a bit of action! Haha) I’m not sure if you looked at Gwennan’s post, but it was more helpful to me than any other articles I’ve seen from campaigners.
      I am surprised that people believed some of the claims, but it happens every time.

      Completely agree that there are pros and cons each way, and now is the time to take note about what’s being planned for our future.
      I think it’ll all work out, and believe that if that’s the way people voted, that’s what we go with. I wasn’t excited by the result, but I’m interested to see what happens next.
      Thanks for commenting, always love your comments! X

  3. It’s good to talk about politics, when I was younger it was something you didn’t do, you just voted for who your parents voted for. I’m in no way a political master in fact I’ve learned more about politics from my 17 year old daughter and I’m happy that she’s so clues up on political issues, when it comes to me voting I vote for what’s going to be the best future for my children.
    I definitely don’t like the arguing that takes place especially on social media, I stay well away from that, well apart from the odd RT.
    I think being scottish having the last referendum definitely sparked a new interest for a lot of Scottish people and I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before it starts again but I’m the meantime I’m trying to watch & learn as much as I can because I feel the UK is uncertain. PS sorry this is the longest comment I’ve left & being dyslexic I hope its worded ok ❤

    • It’s worded brilliantly! Thank you so much for the comment, I love long comments!
      Same here, you were always told not to talk about politics are religion, so anything people are really passionate about.
      I’m definitely glad younger people are starting to take an interest in politics, I certainly didn’t until I went to uni and it affected me personally.
      I’m watching a lot more now as I didn’t take note of some of the things going on. I find YouTube to be best for it, as often the news only shows a snippet which can be taken either way.
      I definitely think it’s an interesting time for Scottish people.
      Thanks again for the comment! Sorry mine is long too haha Xx

      • Aw thanks lovely ❤ yes its definitely going to be a interesting year ahead so like you I’m just going to find out as much as I can & avoid conversation with really clever people lol In the end we can vote on what we have learned ourselfs & hopefully we make the correct choice ❤ have a wonderful weekend lovely ❤ xo

  4. I have a confession too. I did not vote and the reason for is so related to yours. I agree with every bit you said. To be honest I am still very confused about this whole procedure and that is why I always end up not give much of my thoughts towards it (I know I am very bad at this but I rather stay away from it other then fixing tangled threads in my head) My husband always say you should give your opinion and me’ may be one day x!

    • I get that, it’s sometimes easier to just ignore it than try and figure it all out. It’s so hard to find any helpful information. Even when I tried it was difficult, but I think the more we talk to others, the more we understand (I think!) Thanks for commenting, it’s good to know someone can relate X

  5. I agree, we should definitely talk about politics. It’s one of the single most important, relevant topics there is!

    I know you said you had flu on the day so this isn’t specifically about you but I do think those that felt disillusioned or ill-informed should turn up anyway and spoil the ballot. Otherwise it looks like apathy and a message of discontent won’t get registered at all.

    I also think my first word that day was fuck! 😂

    • Hahaha! Yeah I know what you mean, and I think from now on I will rather than just do nothing X

  6. I agree, we should definitely talk about politics. It’s one of the single most important, relevant topics there is!

    I know you said you had flu on the day so this isn’t specifically about you but I do think those that felt disillusioned or ill-informed should turn up anyway and spoil the ballot. Otherwise it looks like apathy and a message of discontent won’t get registered at all.

    I also think my first word that day was fuck! 😂

    • Hahaha! Yeah I know what you mean, and I think from now on I will rather than just do nothing X

  7. It’s good to talk about politics, when I was younger it was something you didn’t do, you just voted for who your parents voted for. I’m in no way a political master in fact I’ve learned more about politics from my 17 year old daughter and I’m happy that she’s so clues up on political issues, when it comes to me voting I vote for what’s going to be the best future for my children.
    I definitely don’t like the arguing that takes place especially on social media, I stay well away from that, well apart from the odd RT.
    I think being scottish having the last referendum definitely sparked a new interest for a lot of Scottish people and I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before it starts again but I’m the meantime I’m trying to watch & learn as much as I can because I feel the UK is uncertain. PS sorry this is the longest comment I’ve left & being dyslexic I hope its worded ok ❤

    • It’s worded brilliantly! Thank you so much for the comment, I love long comments!
      Same here, you were always told not to talk about politics are religion, so anything people are really passionate about.
      I’m definitely glad younger people are starting to take an interest in politics, I certainly didn’t until I went to uni and it affected me personally.
      I’m watching a lot more now as I didn’t take note of some of the things going on. I find YouTube to be best for it, as often the news only shows a snippet which can be taken either way.
      I definitely think it’s an interesting time for Scottish people.
      Thanks again for the comment! Sorry mine is long too haha Xx

      • Aw thanks lovely ❤ yes its definitely going to be a interesting year ahead so like you I’m just going to find out as much as I can & avoid conversation with really clever people lol In the end we can vote on what we have learned ourselfs & hopefully we make the correct choice ❤ have a wonderful weekend lovely ❤ xo

  8. I have a confession too. I did not vote and the reason for is so related to yours. I agree with every bit you said. To be honest I am still very confused about this whole procedure and that is why I always end up not give much of my thoughts towards it (I know I am very bad at this but I rather stay away from it other then fixing tangled threads in my head) My husband always say you should give your opinion and me’ may be one day x!

    • I get that, it’s sometimes easier to just ignore it than try and figure it all out. It’s so hard to find any helpful information. Even when I tried it was difficult, but I think the more we talk to others, the more we understand (I think!) Thanks for commenting, it’s good to know someone can relate X

  9. I totally agree about how ill-informed we are all the time with regards to any political vote. The eu referendum was my first time voting but even then, I knew there were arguments being made for both sides that, for me, neither were strong enough or deserved to be taken seriously. I have always hated how childish and arrogant politicians can get and also people who really follow it and try to enforce their opinions on Facebook. It completely shocked me how people reacted to the result, and started insulting everyone. Words like stupid, arrogant, ignorent, uneducated were thrown about. I am also disheartened by how the rest of the world reacted. People from abroad joining in and commenting on the result with similar words as above being mentioned. Apparently, most of those who signed that petition were not even from the UK. It’s like, being in the eu meant more to other countries than the UK, but they reacted as though we don’t have a right to leave. And also, why does everyone think that being in the EU is the be all and end all? There are pros and cons to being in and out. Let’s just move on 🤓🤓🤓

    • Definitely, I don’t mind some posts informing me or helping me out, but I don’t like being told how to think and what kind of person I am if I hold a certain view (p.s.go look at my Facebook right now for a bit of action! Haha) I’m not sure if you looked at Gwennan’s post, but it was more helpful to me than any other articles I’ve seen from campaigners.
      I am surprised that people believed some of the claims, but it happens every time.

      Completely agree that there are pros and cons each way, and now is the time to take note about what’s being planned for our future.
      I think it’ll all work out, and believe that if that’s the way people voted, that’s what we go with. I wasn’t excited by the result, but I’m interested to see what happens next.
      Thanks for commenting, always love your comments! X

  10. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this post. Like I tried to articulate on Twitter I think it’s so important to find out why some people didn’t vote. Although you came to a conclusion in the end, you originally felt so disengaged with voting that you didn’t think you’d bother and I think that’s a demographic the politicians really didn’t tap into. I did my own research and formed my own opinion because I was passionate about voting and about my own opinions but it’s ridiculous really (as lovely and flattering as it is) that my post helped you come to a conclusion when really it should have been the campaigners.

    I think the scariest thing was the fear of the unknown and for me voting remain meant more of the same and voting leave meant what we have now – complete collapse of the political parties and a decision nobody had a plan for. In the end I voted on what I DIDN’T want to happen because nobody could really answer what was going on.

    I totally agree with you, some people did vote Leave for undesirable reasons and some voted in protest and some voted and now regret it but we can’t change the vote and we can’t punish each other and let it divide us because we crossed a different box on a piece of paper. Unless someone voted for purely racist reasons in which case, just no. I am still hoping someone comes along and tells me they voted leave for a reason that they researched and thought long and hard about, I want someone to tell me it’ll be ok!

    Longest comment I have ever left but seriously, I loved this post so much.

    Gwennan http://www.twentysomethingmeltdown.com xxx

    • I love long comments! It’s nice to know that someone fully understood and engaged with a post.
      I felt the same about leaving, I would have voted more for what I didn’t want.
      I do think it’s ridiculous that a blog post helped me realise what I was ignoring rather than campaigners. I’m really quite passionate about politics as a whole, but could never get into voting for the reasons outlined.
      Although after today’s events, I might just leave the country anyway! What a mess.
      Thanks for your amazing posts on the subject and such a great comment 🙂 xxx

Trackbacks

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: