I enjoy meeting new people.

I hate the politics which accompany such meetings though. over the past two days I have been at two conferences, on on the local addictions issues where i work and one at the large concert hall in glasgow on the development of the nhs in glasgow.

what has come out of both meeting is that people feel like they are the only one providing that service, and no one is talking outside their wee cliche’s.

I felt an outsider.

I felt like i was the only one lacking an agenda.

I felt like my agenda didn’t have the same clout as some of the kingdom building i had seen.

I felt like my work was being looked down upon because I worked for a church.

I flet not to positive about the outcomes of any meeting i was at.

I also felt keeping quite was expected and what the groups wanted from me.

I felt annoyed.