Got you angry there didn’t I?
Got you curious?
You clicked this post all revved up and heated, ready to hate me and probably blast me with a bunch of hate comments didn’t you?
I kind of figure that would happen.
And that’s why I tricked you.
So you would read this.
Caught your attention? Good.
Because whatever side you were on,
You need to take a minute and read this.
It doesn’t matter who you voted for.
If the title of this blog post got you fueling your hate fire over Donald Trump,
you need to keep reading this.
And if you clicked this article because you are happy he is now our president,
you need to read this too.
We all need to have a talk.
No matter what side you are on.
Or at least, I need to talk …. and you need to listen.
Because you’ve probably done a LOT of talking already.
A lot of yelling.
A lot of fighting.
A lot of defending.
And maybe even a lot of crying.
Now, all I ask is that you listen.
This is important.
YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT.
I have legit made ZERO comments about the election on social media.
And for good reason:
There was nothing I could say that hadn’t already been said.
At least until now.
And while I know I might regret speaking up here…
I think its more important that I do speak up.
I think that’s how a lot of you have felt these last few day right?
“I need to say something about how I feel,” you probably thought.
I can tell by social media and Facebook feeds.
“Why should my human rights be in jeopardy?”
“Why is this happening?”
“Why is there is much hate in the world?”
I’ve been seeing it since Tuesday.
You are trying to answer all of those questions.
You have no true answers…
BUT HERE’S AN ACTUAL TRUTH WE ALL NEED TO LIVE BY NOW:
Donald Trump is now President.
And the question shouldn’t be: “Why did this happen?”
“What happens next?”
What is Perfection followers visit this site for self love… but so many of them are full of hate right now.
Full of hate because of something they now have little control over.
They are letting it affect them. Eat at them. Worry them. HURT them.
So many people out there are feeling this pain.
They are Angry. Scared. Hurt. Confused. Worried. Frustrated.
These are the different feelings that so many different people are holding in their hearts right now.
BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE DIFFERENT.
And they are scared they will no longer live in a world where that difference is embraced.
Or protected legally.
Or at least accepted in society.
Or defended by human right laws.
Or at least trying to be defended by the people who run the country.
Or at least moving a bit closer to being protected and accepted.
Or at least trying to move our world in that direction.
Or maybe just at least not erasing the progress we have already worked so hard to make in this world.
They are LGBT members who want to be able to get married.
They are women who want their sexual rights protected.
They are immigrants scared of being deported.
They are muslims and hispanics worried that world now has a pass to discriminate against them.
Because of someone else.
Because of something they now have no control over.
Because of the election results they can’t understand, and the democracy they don’t feel protected by.
“We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.”
It is 2016…
and more than 240 years later
We are still trying to interpret what that means and how to fight for that meaning to be recognized.
THESE ARE THE SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS…
THE TRUTHS WE NEED OT LIVE BY IN ORDER TO CREATE A LIFE OF LIBERTY AND PURSUE HAPPINESS:
1. CHANGE IS OFTEN AN UPHILL BATTLE.
And this is just part of that hill. Sometimes, you need to fight for what you want in your life. You need to work hard for what you deserve. Happiness is a liberty, but it is so often jeopardized. That doesn’t mean you don’t deserve happiness. It doesn’t mean you won’t have it. It just means that in moments of trial you may need to fight a little harder to get it.
2. YOU CANNOT LET FEAR TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE.
You cannot live for fear of the unknown. And we don’t know what will happen from here. So why spend these precious moments of your life worried or scared of what “may happen.” If you put your life on hold to stress and worry about what will happen next – you are failing yourself.
3. WE NEED TO BE HOPEFUL FOR THE FUTURE.
We are what we think about. If we are constantly spreading hate and anger – letting those things into our lives – we will only experience more of it in our future. We need to reframe our minds so that we can live in happiness. Every day we have a choice to be happy or sad.. and we need to actively choose to be happy. Because that is what we deserve. And no one is going to give you what you deserve if you don’t give it to yourself first.
THERE ARE DEEPER LESSONS TO BE LEARNED HERE.
And they have nothing to do with politics. They have to do with Ourselves.
If you live your life letting other people control your happiness – You will be failing yourself.
We cannot control the world we live in –
We can only control how we live in that world.
And living a happy fulfilled life, or a sad fearful angry one –
That’s your choice. That is always your choice.
No matter the president.
No matter the election.
No matter the year
or the time
or the place.
YOU WILL ALWAYS. ALWAYS. HAVE THAT CHOICE.
SO…. WHAT LIFE WILL YOU VOTE FOR?