Elections and Relationships

My Lamentation!

When it comes to the topic of other people’s choices in elections, it is important to understand that everyone has the right to make their own decisions, even if we may not agree with them. It is natural to have opinions and concerns about the choices that others make, especially if we feel that they may be making a mistake. However, it is important to remember that what may seem like a mistake to one person may not be the same for another.

While it is important to respect other people’s choices, there are certain situations where it may be appropriate to voice concerns or offer advice. For example, if someone is supporting a candidate who has a history of harmful behavior or policies, it may be necessary to intervene and offer information on the potential consequences of that choice. Similarly, if someone is making a decision that could have serious consequences for themselves or their community, it may be appropriate to share information or offer guidance.

But how do we offer guidance when the truth seems so obvious? It can feel frustrating and even concerning when we see others supporting candidates or policies that we believe will cause harm. We may feel like it’s witchcraft or sorcery to not see the harms caused in the past, the present, and the projected future if we don’t act right. However, we can focus on sharing credible information, highlighting tangible improvements, and promoting candidates with a track record of positive change. We can also remember that everyone has their own values and priorities, and that we can’t always change someone else’s mind.

Ultimately, it is up to everyone to make their own choices, and we must learn to respect these decisions even if we do not agree with them. It can be hard to not feel disappointed or ashamed in some people’s choices, but we should strive to offer support and guidance when needed. By navigating the complexities of other people’s choices with empathy and understanding, we can build stronger and more respectful relationships with those around us. We can also work towards creating a more fair and just society by continuing to advocate for our beliefs and values.

We will beat it or bear it, but fair isn’t fair anymore!


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