Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016 - Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down

Jasper Johns Flag, 1954-55
Either way, this long campaign will be over and half of America is going to be upset. If your preferred candidate loses, try to remember that the Office of the President is not the sole factor in your happiness as a person. We all have our families, friends, and interests outside of politics for that.

Ideally, we would live in a country where the chief magistrate of federal government doesn't affect our lives too directly, but the President has now become an avatar of sorts for our country, and the federal government has its hands in everything. It's easy to be dispirited and go to Negative Town when you get too caught up in politics, so maybe it will be a good thing for the entire country to take a step back from politics so deeply for awhile.

In any event, be of good cheer, you live in the greatest country in the world, no matter who the President is.

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