Friday, September 7, 2012
It's election season.
Have you noticed?
While everyone is busy putting up "2012" pictures on Facebook, bumper stickers on their cars and watching all this snazzy election coverage (or not so snazzy, depending on what channel you watch or how you feel about elections in general), we need to remember one important thing.
We need to be kind.
Everyone has a different journey, a journey that brought them to believe what they believe and vote the way they vote. I am one of six kids, and despite being raised under the same roof by the same parents, we don't all vote the same way. There is a large majority, but we still have different opinions on many subjects.
Our journeys brought us different places.
Whether you're a republican, a democrat, an independent or you just hate it all regardless, be kind. Respect a friend's journey, and be open to discussion. Put the attack flags away and listen to each other. Research and do your homework. Remember that for every picture of a politician with a caption underneath, there is one for his opponent. All the fluff and the policitcal commentary aside, politics is politics. There are speech writers, lobbyists and loud mouths at every turn. And the United States is where it is because of both sides of the political spectrum.
And everyone in between.
Look ahead, respect eachother and be kind.
Because when you strip it all away, we're all pretty much the same. We may have different beliefs, but we all want what's best for the journey we're on.
We're all just people.
Happy Friday everyone!