Now and again Dan Hilton posts some of his thoughts to try and understand himself. Enough said.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

I feel as if I've got a real Herculian task before me; as if all is not well and it's like I've gotta do something. The past few days have been spent just talking, drinking and people gossiping, asking me questions about what I'm going to do next year. And it sucks. Not because their asking me, but because I really don't have an answer for them. I wish I knew what to do, I wish that I could give some fantastic answer but I can't. Or perhaps because I won't allow myself to.

I want to just get on with the tasks, rather than try and decide something that is months and months away. I want politics to not be part of this, I want merit and skill to be the deciding factors. Einstein remarked that Physics was easier than Politics. I think he was correct. Yet we roll on, so to speak. I must be the change I want to see in the world. Repeat. Night.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

I think that the West Wing deserves to be thanked for its effect on people. Day in day out Politics sucks. At every level you are thwarted, halted and diverted from your target. Then every now and again you get a day or a result that makes you feel like its all worth it. You've got to learn to celebrate those days and enjoy them because they don't come often enough.
West Wing gives you a similar feeling as it builds you up with its can-do attitude. Plus I agree with almost everything that Bartlett does. If only NUS uk had Sam or Leo, we won't be in any trouble.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Hmm the NUS.

It's like you invested in a company and then you go to the AGM to find they have lost all your money.

True quote from one delegate to the Big welsh one.