Fredrik Reinfeldt – Prime minister of Sweden.
On September 14 it is time for the election to parliament here in Sweden. The evidences of it getting closer are everywhere. On the radio, on television, out on the streets, on the internet and in the newspapers. Most probably there will be a change in government. The socialist government backed up by the leftist party and the environmental party are likely to once again rule this country. For the better or for the worse, I cannot say. I find politics very interesting since it involves all of us to a high degree but after I studied political philosophy as an option within the IB everything about it is just so confusing. To whatever you might say there is always a counterargument. I have been told previously that I am a left-liberal but I am unsure of whether any of the parties in Sweden correspond to what I think. Anyhow I am not allowed to vote yet since MY BIRTHDAY IS ONE MONTH TOO LATE (and yes this annoys me). What I really do not want is the Swedish Democrats, who hold some underlying hidden racist views and other generally odd ideas, to gain more power in this society than they already have.
Since I am off to uni in just 33 (!?) days I have allowed my inner Hermione Granger to come out and say hello. This means I have started to read the course literature and am having a go at that interesting list of books one is “suggested” to read before arriving. I just can’t stand the thought of coming there not knowing something that someone else knows.
In the building opposite my kitchen window there is an office.
Maybe I want to cut my hair or by a new lipstick or finally master that cat winged eyeliner. Maybe I should tidy out my room and by a new set of curtains. Maybe I should, once and for all, decide which hobby I really want to focus on and become really really good at it. I want change, I need change.
I am making change happen.