Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mixed Feelings for Sure...

I am not one to post much about politic things. I think it's best just to keep my mouth shut about how I feel about politics, because it just starts arguments between friends.

Well Donald Trump will be our 45th president. I have so many mixed emotions about this...

I am scared for the possibilities that he brings with no experience. I am scared that the people who got out and voted were fueled by hate, not change. That they were scared because they are getting left behind by technology, scared because people with education are bypassing them for more opportunities, that social norms are changing and it's not acceptable to them.


I am scared that people think it's okay for Donald to have mocked a disabled reporter, to have said demeaning things about women and it be okay, to be openly hateful to people of other cultures and that being considered American pride.

I want a world for my daughter to be kind, accepting, understanding. We are not all the same, we have different opportunities, different upbringings, different intelligence levels and that is okay. It's okay to be different and accepting of others.

I am tired of people putting certain jobs and positions in our society up on a pedestal. People forget that there is honor in all work in being a teacher, working in social work, serving food to people in a restaurant, working in a factory to build vehicles, etc. People need to stop separating everyone into tiers of who is better than who! Take pride in what you do, because every job is necessary to make our society function.

In a day and age where children are growing up believing they deserve the moon without doing much to earn it, where parents would rather use a TV as a babysitter or blame someone else for their child's mistakes, where people graduate college and believe they should have all the luxuries that our parents had after working 20+ years. I really hope that people evaluate what is important. It's important to teach our children morals. Being kind to everyone, even if a kid is different than you, caring for those who aren't as fortunate as we are, working hard and taking pride in your accomplishments. 

We are choosing to concentrate so much on everything negative instead of being positive.

I really hope that Donald Trump surprises us all. I hope he surrounds himself with people who have experience and truly want what is best for the American people. But today I have mixed feelings for sure and I am worried for things to come....