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AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/07/20/the-day-after-election-day/

September 6, 2016 at 18:14
Nino99

Nino99

Interesting read. My candidate of choice didn’t make it this far, and of the two remaining, I’ll be in some kind of state of distress no matter which wins lol

At the end of the day, we’re just individuals trying to live our lives; I think this is the essence that the author captured in this article, and it is a good thing to remind ourselves of. Buttt…we also can’t be indifferent, even after the election results are finalized. The thing that didn’t settle well with me is the idea that “whatever is is, and there’s nothing more you can do about it”…the truth of the matter is, if somebody terrible comes to power, which I see as a valid possibility this year, we have the right and the power to demand change. Just because we live in a country that prides itself in democracy and freedom of speech doesn’t mean we are immune to somebody *truly terrible* coming to power…I’m probably over analyzing this, but I feel this is a popular and potentially dangerous way of viewing politics…

September 6, 2016 at 18:57
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

I definitely see what you’re saying, you made a good point.

And I dislike both candidates as well, so I will be in a form of distress too-just slightly less so if a certain one wins 😛 And I agree we can’t be indifferent–and this actually brings up a positive point: Since we live in a democratic republic, no matter who wins we can still fight for change. Thankfully, the president does not have absolute power!

My main thoughts when I read the article was that people tend to go crazy during election season, losing friends and making general butts out of themselves.

They then blame it on the election season; but afterwards you will still be responsible for what you said, the relationships you ruined (or didn’t 😉 ), and how you made people feel. The election season does not give you a free pass to be a jerk.

September 6, 2016 at 19:29
Nino99

Nino99

“And I dislike both candidates as well, so I will be in a form of distress too-just slightly less so if a certain one wins”–Agreed 😆

And right about the not being a jerk for the season haha

September 7, 2016 at 14:40
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

Sounds ok. I’m praying whoever gets elected will be smart enough to know the right thing to do and brave enough to do it, so whoever steps into the white house on inauguration day, I’m confident God will provide the right one. 🙂

September 8, 2016 at 10:19
Nino99

Nino99

@theteenfashionista– We can pray all we want, but if we as a people elect some terrible person, that’s a mess that we got ourselves into, and one that we’ll have to get ourselves out of.

September 8, 2016 at 14:19
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

^’Tis true, because Free Will. But like I said, at least the president doesn’t have absolute power.

This is the tiny strand of hope and happiness I’m hanging onto this season 😛

September 8, 2016 at 15:13
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

God can change the heart of stone. Also i agree with adventuregirl. Plus, HC isn’t any better than DT, so.

September 9, 2016 at 03:01
Nino99

Nino99

theteenfashionista- We all see things from slightly (or more than slightly) different angles, so you really can’t make that kind of sweeping statement. And let’s keep specific politics out of this–the last thing we need is for this to turn into some kind of debate…let’s keep with the spirit of this article 😅

And AdventureGirl, agreed about the lack of absolute power being some hope…I have the tendency of seeing the “worst case scenario” when it comes to politics, so this is a good thing to remind myself of 😆

September 9, 2016 at 04:51
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

@Nino I do too! I have to remind myself every time I see an article about one of the candidates doing something crazy 😛

September 9, 2016 at 10:37
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

@nino99 Stop arguing with me. If you’re looking for a fight, well, then. Besides, YOUR point of view may not be true, MY point of view may not be true. Because none of us really truly deeply knows the candidates, it’s wrong to judge them off as bad. Only God knows. 🙂

September 9, 2016 at 11:44
Nino99

Nino99

@theteenfashionista There’s a big difference between arguing and simply disagreeing; I expected you to understand I was doing the latter since I explicitly said we should keep the specifics of our political beliefs out of this…

September 9, 2016 at 12:28
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