Im glad I could help. But now you have established some career goals, focus on them. Dont think you might make them. You could still be a lecturer and A politician in one life - we all know we need good MPs. Is this something you would say to a friend? Is this a supportive thing to say?
Supportive, yes. But could you perhaps reframe it to be a little more informal? It sounds a bit too paternalistic and rehearsed for some friends. But perhaps you feel some distance is necessary in this particular advisory session. (And I'm not totally anti the idea of rehearsing such words.)
We could certainly do with a few MPs who have come up thru' other careers first. The current lot are just a bit too inexperienced and fast-track in the economic sense. That said, the monetarist/libertarian approach to a political career has been taking quite a hammering recently. (So no regrets on my part.)
It sounds as though it is someone encouraging you and trying to get you to see yourself as capable (which I'm sure you are) and as a person who has career choices. Yes, I definitely think it comes across as them being supportive - they are suggesting that you aim high.
It is something you would say to a friend, but you could also say it to someone who you don't know very well but who you like and want to do well and be happy.
I think 'We all know we need good MPs' just means that we need MPs to be good at their job and decent people so that they run the country well and with integrity.
Sounds like a compliment. You would probably do a better job than the politicians we have at the moment also.
My 2 year old could do a better job than the politicians we have at the moment
It seems like words of encouragement. What was the context in which it was said?
Hell yea, my greyhound and 2 whippets could do a better job, at least they would be a majority party.. lol
Right, let’s get my 2 year old daughter and your greyhound and whippets together. They can form a coalition opposition party to take down Boris and sort out Brexit once and for all!
Brilliant job done! So funny.....
I was looking at who voted which way recently, and it seemed like the nearest thing it gets to my MP (I'm actually disenfranchised by over 12 years of expatdom) has not been exactly towing the party line, even though he recently said he would. Having met some of his local party a bit back, I was totally gobsmacked how much at odds they were with him. The main tone of that was that he was said to need someone just to read constituent's letters to him. He was said to be a sympathetic person generally, but it was also thought that tea & sympathy was about all you would get. But I've seen that sort of behaviour in ruling parties umpteen times. The thought of sending petitionary letters to him has long since departed. It sounded like he actually deserved some sympathy, but obviously both he and his party workers weren't likely to be very open with their electorate any time soon. Never would they admit to members of the public that they might be having very similar difficulties themselves. Hardly surprising though perhaps, in these Trumpian and Johnsonian times.