I am, as I no doubt many of you will have guessed,
The new British film, Skyfall, the latest in the James Bond series is another of the world’s longest running film franchise. I was very pleased yesterday, to find that I had dragged in my very first ever British readers. Well, I wanted to question just how British the British are.
I like the ideology of Britishness. I love drinking tea and I enjoy celebration of national pride such as the Olympics with great pleasure. I do not however, work for MI6 nor, unsurprisingly, do I drive and Aston Martin. I know many fellow Brits that don’t drink tea and I know that plenty of British people would be happy to ditch the pound for the euro and do many other things to bring us closer to other nations. I however, despite being firmly left wing, am against this.
I like to apply my favourite saying to this kind of situation:
It’s okay to be a hopeless fail, as long as it’s your fault that you’re a hopeless fail.
What I mean by this is, if you’re going to do something, don’t bother thinking ‘is this going to hopelessly fail,’ instead think, ‘Do I want to do this or am I doing this because everyone else is. Then at least when it fails, It’s your fault and you can learn from your mistake.
That’s another of my favourite sayings:
Everyone makes mistakes, It’s what makes us human (I must be very very human), but only idiots make the same mistake twice. Even idiots can be forgiven however but once someone makes the same mistake three times, they just need to be removed from any situation where they could make it. If someone makes the same mistake four times, they’re only doing it to hurt you. Either that or they’re just very very stupid.
That is also very good dating advice.