The election of 2016 has been an extreme roller coaster ride over the past year and a half. As a country we have witnessed events and behaviors that have been unprecedented. We have seen some of the best but more of the worst sides of human nature.. We have witnessed deep divides. We have seemed to have lost our way in being civil toward one another. Or are we only being exposed to a marginal voice of the overall amount of people who live here?
It has been a week filled with deep emotions for millions of Americans as a result of the election.. I am not one to share my political thoughts on social media but I do read what others have written. And I feel I need to assert my voice here.
I believe in the goodness and kindness of humanity, I feel most people strive to be respectful and dignified toward others. But the less angry may not be sharing their points of view in a mature and responsible way to the degree that those who are feeling outraged are. Therefore, if they are not putting a voice to their thoughts, it may appear as if this perspective is close to silent.
This week emotional wounds have been rubbed raw. It has been disturbing to me to read what has been written from both sides...the anger and nastiness that has come through saddens me on the innermost level.. I worry about the examples we are setting for the youngest among us. Children look to adults to learn and then model behaviors and attitudes. We need to recognize our responsibility in this process., and do our best to be the best.
So I have written my 8 point plan to not make America great again- but ourselves first- then as goes the microcosm, the macrocosm follows, Please give it some thought!