I’m going to keep this short.
It’s no secret that this political season has gotten people riled up. Everywhere we turn we see partisan this, negative that, she did this, he said that, and so on. And to a certain extent, it’s warranted. Americans feel cheated by the conditions they’ve been forced to live under, and it’s reached a boiling point. Totally understandable.
But let’s not allow the tensions to destroy what we’re fighting for to begin with. Our relationships and communities are what hold us together. It’s important that we remain united, regardless of what happens after the election. Because at the end of the day, these politicians and higher ups have no idea what it’s like for the rest of us. They don’t live the lives we live. They don’t get up every morning wondering if the bills are paid. They don’t care what actually going on in our lives.
You know what they do care about? Their legacies. Their egos. Their public perceptions. Heck, the majority of the problems we deal with were manufactured by them to begin with. This whole race thing, the bickering over gender, all the other junk we’ve been distracted by – you think it was a coincidence that all this just happened to occur during a major election?
I’m not going to get on a soapbox (for once). I just want people to get along. Please, please focus on what matters: making the world a better place. Both candidates suck, we all know that. We also know that one of them is going to win. Sure, we would love to have Gary or someone else step in, but let’s be real. It’s not gonna happen. So we need to face reality and make the most of it.
Effective problem solving is facing a situation and tackling it for what it is. That’s what we’re going to have to do as a country. And we can’t do it if we’re fighting each other.