These small rifts can hurt if we can’t reconcile our differences. If we could practice understanding and openness with each other we can make that difference. We can be kind to each other, even when we disagree. But to look at the other way and see how the system breaks down when people are constantly fighting with each other. If we can stop the break down then we will all be better for it.
Politically you can have two candidates who stand for the same things for the most part but, we find ourselves becoming ugly with each other because our person is the right one for the job. If the other one gets the nomination then, do you bother to go out and vote, or you vote for the candidate who is on your side even though they ran against your candidate in the primary? This can best be answered by you, but, think for a moment, how much do you stand to lose if you don’t vote? Think about it, take all the time you need.
Now, do you reconcile your differences, or do you keep fighting and let others who would destroy your way of life win? Compromise is not a dirty word as working together for our mutual benefit requires it. However, some people see it that way, those who only want to do things their own way when trying to work with others. This kind of sad deadlock is something that has become all too commonplace in the politics of the United States today. Right now it seems that it is only going to get worse. One day this will change or it will lead to ruin. Unless we can find people to vote for who are willing to work together.
So think long and hard about your decisions and your positions on some things, because sometimes you have to give a little to get a little. Will you let petty differences influence how you choose leaders? Or will you realize that through compromise you avoid a complete disaster. It is up to you to decide and it is up to all of us. It’s okay to think emotionally but temper it with reason.