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Opinion: War on Weltschmerz

A Liberal Youth training sessionWhen friends have lost their belief in religion, they usually describe not the freeing of bonds, but the emptiness left without a moral compass to guide them.

My youngest daughter popped in after work today looking rather sad. When I asked her the problem she described herself as feeling weltschmerz. Never having heard of this before, I got her to elaborate. She told me of the alienation, the resignation and the overwhelming sense of the cruelty of the world. This is not a woman prone to melancholy, …

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  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 4th Oct - 4:00pm
    I don't agree with all of "the west's" foreign policy that was meant to say. Sorry, predictive text.
  • User AvatarTonyJ 4th Oct - 3:57pm
    Jeez. You can never beat our Paddy when it comes to an anecdote about someone, can you??! :)
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 4th Oct - 3:56pm
    Good speech. I particularly like the part about willingness to act with partial information. Once the important facts have been established then in an emergency...
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    "There is a school of thought in this party that puts our atrocious result down to the Tory’s scaremongering about the SNP and Labour in...
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    @ John Marriott, Perhaps the General Public understand rather more than you think about coalitions. a) First past the posts not a appropriate system for...
  • User AvatarSueS 4th Oct - 3:04pm
    I was going to say I agree with Tony Hill and then, darn it , he said he agreed with Simon Shaw! I do wish...