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  1. No waffle that I can see. I'm an old codger now so ignore me if you wish but I was young once and went to college. Those who haven't been to college mostly don't realise how hard it can be and the stresses that it can bring. I was lucky enough to have some good friends, we helped each other through the difficult times. Reading your post I can't help thinking if your mates are really your mates because it doesn't look like they're providing that support to you. You may need to branch out a bit but that means effort on your part which is difficult if you're feeling low, however the rewards are worth it. I'm guessing that you will have some interests, things you like to do, and colleges are usually fairly decent at having groups that support interests - if not there's the wider local community. You'll be approaching exam time this term so there may not be a lot of free time this academic year, but you could resolve to use your free time after exams to look around and see what's available. Finally the dark thoughts. You're not alone in getting them, there's an evil little voice that loves to tell you that you're inferior to everyone else, that you're no good at anything, that people don't like you, etc., etc. I know that voice and it thrives when you're alone and unsupported and goes up in volume every time something you don't like, such as not being invited to a party, happens to you. I attacked it from within. I found Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of use, I didn't have any counselling but picked up a book after I was diagnosed as suffering from depression and read about it. It's basically a way of putting your thoughts into the right perspective, not the biased view that the evil voice gives you. Anyway it worked for me and even though I've never got rid of the voice now I can put it in its place. It can't hurt to give it a try.
  2. Going through the motions. BR had better get into them at half time.
  3. We all have the potential to influence by our words and our actions; similarly, the words and actions of others can influence us. When it comes to our nearest and dearest (including those whom we may want to become our nearest and dearest) the stakes are raised. What we say and do and what they say and do has more effect on our lives, hence we can feel a heightened sense of anxiety when broaching 'difficult' matters with those people. This is a natural reaction and not one that is associated with any mental condition in my view. For example, if a total stranger calls me an idiot I can laugh it off - I have built up no respect for them and they mean nothing to me. However if this comes from one of my children it's like a stake to the heart - I love them and would do anything to preserve their well being. And the reverse applies, it's easier for me to give insult to a stranger than those I love. I'm sure that the worry you feel is concerning you but so far as I can tell it's a natural reaction to caring for someone. And your desire to support those whom you care for does you credit.
  4. In my working life I was one of two UK representatives on a European Technical Commission which met in Brussels quarterly and developed technical advisory papers and standards for the EU. I worked with Engineers of similar background from other EU countries. Most of them were on the commission for the same reason as I, to protect and represent their national interests; however there was also a common goal. I got on pretty well with my counterparts from the other member countries and felt that we were working for the common good. I wanted the UK to retain its influence within Europe. I didn't like a lot of things about the EU but it's not something that can be ignored. Altogether I felt that it would be better for the UK to remain in the EU than leave. Following the referendum we should now be committed to leave. Leaving under the deal offered will help the UK retain some of it's trade benefits but our influence is gone. We will be faced with having to obey EU laws and regulations that we have no influence in shaping. Even if we had a second referendum and voted to remain our credibility as Europeans is shot. I recall the great Ayrton Senna. He would go up against other drivers and create situations where one of them had to pull out or a crash would result. Once the other driver had given way he was in Ayrton Senna's pocket for good. That's how I feel about the deal May has agreed with the EU at the cost of a couple of Brexit Secretaries and a few Ministers. If we accept this deal this will be welcomed by business but have a negative effect on the constituent nations of the UK. I can think of few countries that would risk their sovereignty for a trade deal. So having wanted us to remain I now feel that we should leave as the advantages of remaining are severely reduced. I also feel that it would be in our long term national best interest not to accept the May deal. This would mean leaving without a deal (which will cause the EU and particularly the Irish Republic some problems) and which will most likely cause the UK financial problems which it may take five to ten years to overcome; however this is preferable to the damage to our sovereignty the May deal would cause.
  5. Impressed by the attitude. This would have been an easy one to play at 50% - they gave 100%.
  6. And now Sam Curran's making the headlines. Four wickets including a hat-trick in 2.2 overs in the biggest T20 collapse I've ever seen (last seven wickets for eight runs). I'd wish him more success if he wasn't playing for the same team as Ashwin.
  7. Derek Hines. Arthur Rowley's strike partner and apparently the 4th highest scorer in LCFC history.
  8. No unless he wants to go. Tielemans is brilliant and I want him in our club. But many of us demand loyalty from our players and give them hell when they don't display it (Mahrez). So unless we're fully embracing double standards we shouldn't be selling a decent player who wants to stay.
  9. Bairstow and Warner in the IPL, what a show!
  10. Heskey! Are they joking? Seemed like a gentle giant to me and I can't remember him as a dirty player unlike W**e.
  11. I bought an album for this.
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