I love being an American. I think it totally rocks that I get to vote! We live in a society where the barriers have come down--it doesn't matter what gender or race you are--as an American citizen (with some restrictions), you can vote. What a blessing!!
But with this voting ability comes relentless advertising, political maneuvering, and personal rants about why one party is better than the other. For years, I've been a firm believer that when it comes down to it, most Americans want the same things--safety, freedom, and security to name a few--we just have different ideas on how to achieve those things.
With that spirit, I've become more careful about how I share my views. I would never want people who don't share my political ideas to feel attacked or belittled by me. Too often, politics become weapons to hurt or shame others--or worse, to make us feel superior.
October of an election year ratchets up tensions. I'm here to help!
If you're struggling to tune out the meaningless chatter, here are my strategies on how to survive October of an election year!
Do you have any tips on how to survive the final month before a major election?
Please, no personal politics in the comments. Let's respect each other by keeping it neutral. Thank you!
Have a wonderful weekend!