Finding Peace at the Polls

I love fall, I really do.  But, there’s one part of fall that comes every two years like clockwork that makes me cringe: elections. 

What was once a time to express opinions in the polling booth and to your inner circle of friends has now become an all-out shouting match on social media and with strangers at public events.  Maybe it’s because we now have the opportunity to type what we say and hit send before re-reading our words or even imagining someone in front of you receiving those same words.  Maybe it’s because we are simply fed up with being told how to feel by complete strangers. 

Over the last few years, I have gotten into my fair share of Facebook argument and Twitter wars and I now regret every single one of those tit-for-tat conversations. After each of those social media arguments, I didn’t change anyone’s mind or make my voice sincerely heard at the time. I was simply shouting (yes, I used all caps sometimes) and then finding myself unfriended or blocked.  There was no glory in any of it and I bet the other people I spoke to felt the same.

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