Well, life is never viewed in the same manner by more than one man and his dog at the same time - assuming both man and dog have two eyes each and in perfect alignment; what chance here on LuLa? And in Ireland and Scotland, none whatever even with eyes well aligned. Understand Rangers and Celtic and you have understood Scotland. Understand Ireland and you have understood Iraq.
Reading what you write, Riaan, reminds me of living in India, where some babes were bound at birth to produce cripples with added begging potential. I'm told that in parts of the UK, if Miss Teenage gets pregnant, the council gives her an apartment... no longer living there, I can't vouch for it. Well, not that I'm a teenager nor likely to be able to get myself (not probably anyone else, for that matter) pregnant, but you know what I think I mean.
Yes, it is all a mess; and the vote is supposed to fix things? Who gets to vote? You have to be seventeen and tested to drive a friggin' car but any illiterate idiot of sixteen or so can, or soon will be able to, vote and change governments. Cool; I like that, smacks of progressive thinking. I can see is attractions. Must make canvassing simple, too.
Here in Mallorca it's freezing cold but not yet snowing; maybe up in the mountains, but not at sea level.