I feel so disheartened by today’s result. Any feelings of pride I have developed for this country have dwindled. It was naive to believe that the people of Scotland are any better than the rest. The majority are yet again – selfish, cowardly, idiotic and immature. I thought we could all agree that we have been treated unfairly by the union, but in the end we do nothing about it. I feel the furthest thing from nationalistic and patriotic I ever could, because I share a country with people so pessimistic and unwilling to change things for future generations that they have chained themselves to a situation of chiselling a brick wall of problems instead of building a new tower of gleaming hope because it was too big of an effort at the one time, and they can’t see beyond their current mediocre comfort lacking any true progression. I was truly worried about voting yes because I honestly thought we’d achieve it, and I felt sad that it had to come to such a measure. I felt bad that after 300 years of trying to make Britain better as a whole we had to come to the realisation that this was in fact the best way to progress, and it meant leaving others behind. I was also scared of nationalism and people who were voting yes for the wrong reasons. But I knew from the beginning that our current situation couldn’t go on any longer- it simply isn’t fair on future generations. This morning I walked past the nursery on my street and hearing the children playing almost brought me to tears as their country has doomed them to an unfair society. And I truly feel sorry that we have put that upon them.
The atmosphere outside is dim and miserable, because a no win lacks passion. It doesn’t bring anything forward, not even for the people who voted for it. I won’t give up on the idea that society will improve, but due to voters who lack awareness and ambition this feels more distant. For now, we stand still.
Men are weird and I like them a lot but they are too weird.