The End of the World As We Know It

The End of the World As We Know It

Often times in election years, there comes a certain mindset that creeps in. It’s pretty subtle, and most of the time, people don’t even realize that it happens until it’s too late. 

This might sound subversive, so first I’ll tell you what I’m NOT saying. 

I’m not saying that your vote doesn’t count. Of course your vote counts. If everybody voted and nobody’s vote counted, how would we know who won? Your vote counts. 

I’m not saying you shouldn’t vote. You should vote. It’s one of the few times where society has this built in things where they ask for everyone’s input. So, if you don’t vote, you literally are being that guy who complains about things, and then when asked for input on fixing it, he declines to do that. It’s like.. wow, you really have no room to complain. 

I’m also not trying to spew a crazy conspiracy about big government or global corporatization, or anything else like that. From what I’ve seen there are literally YEARS worth of youtube videos on this topic if you feel so inclined. Like the guy who guarantees a fresh alien sighting EVERY Friday... 

What I AM trying to say is this. 

After this election, the world will go on. 

In fact, your life will not be INCREDIBLY impacted by the results of this election. 

I know that there are probably a small amount of people who might be in a very specific scenario where there entire future and wellbeing is COMPLETELY dependent on 1 individual piece of legislation that has complete support from every other branch of government but one candidate would veto it.  To which I would say, 

Are you really believing that candidate when they say that? Because it’s definitely a promise, from a lying politician ( a.k.a. a presidential candidate). So I wouldn’t worry too much. 

But for the vast majority of us, life will continue in a very similar manner as it has been. 

You might pay slightly different tax levels. You may have to slightly adjust your budgets. The social laws of our government might fall more or less in line with your personal sense of morality. 

And by all means for those reasons you should provide your input to the government by exercising your right to vote. 

It is also possible that major progress (*salutes) in a certain area of society may NOT happen if one candidate or the other ends up winning. Which sucks. But to really be shocked and disappointed that American society didn’t vote for major improvement and progress? I mean I appreciate the optimism, but have you SEEN the things our society glorifies? You may want to adjust your expectations. 

Anyway, I guess it’s like this. People have different views, opinions, and backgrounds. 

It’s possible that your candidate doesn’t win. But that’s not the end of the world. No really, it’s not. It honestly isn’t. 

Life will go on. So, let’s live and treat each other like that now, before the election even happens. 

The candidates are spewing plenty enough hate and vitriol at each other. Let’s not join them. 

- Drew