Remember ya’ll, it’s us against the politicians, not us against each other.
Stay skeptical. Don’t let the sensationalism rattle you. Stay kind to your neighbors and the people around you. Stay true to the core belief system that guides your every day.
Talk about politics like you talk about your favorite movie or TV show. Deep down you’re passionate, but you don’t slice and chop others from your life based on what they watch. Because at the end of the day, it’s how people treat those around them that makes a difference.
Yes, there are bad people. But most people aren’t bad. Most people want the best for their families and their communities. Most people care.
I’ve lived in liberal hotspots for the last six years of my life, and I love it. Last night, I sat around a campfire with my neighbor who’d probably label himself a die-hard democrat. But just because we rely on different belief systems, doesn’t mean we’re polar opposites. I like that his ideas are different from mine. We don’t agree on the government’s role in our lives, but we both care a lot. We both like doggos and kiddos and want the world to be a better, more peaceful place for the next generation. That’s what’s important.
When we stop talking about politics, we let fear win. But there’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s all a bunch of suits running around, having long meetings, running into dead ends. None of them should be placed on a pedestal.
During this upcoming election, please don’t shy away. Let’s keep listening to each other.