In the words of Eminem: Here's my ten cents, my two cents is free.
All I've seen everywhere these last few months is talk about politics, and since yesterday all I've seen are Facebook rants involving shaming one person for their vote while thanking another, or even telling someone they made a huge mistake and that the world as we know it is now going to end and we'll no longer have free speech or freedom or kittens or rainbows or anything else happy and beautiful in life.
|You voted for who? We are no longer|
friends on Facebook. Take that!
Let's get down to the basics of all of this. Please sit back a moment and think about this first analogy.
The election, in my mind, is comparative to a phone sex hotline add. You're told you're getting a sexy blonde chick on the line when in reality you're probably getting Fred, a gentleman with a high pitched voice, who moonlights as Fredricka. It's like anything else in life: Unless you yourself are involved in every detail and aspect, you have no idea what's really going on in the White House and you certainly don't know what will happen in the future. Heck, some of us don't even know what we're having for breakfast tomorrow.
It's good to remember that we're all voting for what we think is best based on our perspective, our needs, what we were raised and taught to believe, and what we think is right for us. You can't (and shouldn't) fault anyone for that. Attacking one another is going to accomplish nothing. I repeat- Nothing. Remember this: United States of America, not Divided. Don't let politics make us take sides when we're all on the same team. As a whole, we can make everything better. Separated and sliced up, we end up fighting ourselves and getting nowhere.
More importantly, I think anyway, is that you have been given the right to vote and should use it. Our ancestors fought hard for us to have this privilege. I don't know a lot about politics, but I do know this: Voting is a gift. Do not dismiss it, belittle it, or throw it away.
If in, say, 50 years from now we somehow lose our freedom to vote for the lack of using it, it will be a horrible, terrible, tremendous loss. At the end of the day what counts is that you did it- you voted. You didn't sit back and twiddle your thumbs and do nothing. By doing nothing you have actually done something- by default you've given your power and voice away.
|You voted? Good job, bro.|
Now, let's all be friends again and not let an election of our country tear us apart.
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