I’m done. I’m washing my hands of the Republican Party. I’m saying goodbye to the media, the Democratic Party; to politics. I’m not sure what was envisioned when the parties we formed, but I doubt this is what they intended.
Politics is a cesspool. We surround this wretched pond, waiting to see what floats to the surface and then we vote them into office. The media feeds on their existence and we eagerly stand there, our mouths wide open, being spoon fed this !@;&.
In the future, when I vote, it will no longer be a straight ticket kinda day. If I feel the candidate can make a positive contribution, they’ll get my vote, regardless of their party affiliation; male, female, liberal, conservative or species, whatever. If a goat runs and is the most qualified, I’ll check the box. The goat certainly couldn’t do any worse.
So, to the Republican and Democratic Parties, I say goodbye, good riddance and go …
Imagine, if someone you cared about, came up to you, looked into your eyes and said, “I See You” and just stood there? (did you feel that odd ‘pause’ in the air?) I wonder, could this be the “new” way to say, “I love you?” What is “Love” anyways? Merriam-Webster defines the word as: 1 a (1): (a) strong affection for another rising out of kinship or personal ties. The long list of definitions continue, until somewhere near the bottom, it describes “Love” as: a score of zero (as in tennis). My question is this: is “I love you” enough? Sadly, it’s teetering on the brink of becoming a cliché. Think about when you hang up the phone, “love ya” or when you are leaving a relative’s house, “I love you” or “love you, too.” Do you REALLY mean it or are you just saying good-bye? (Yes, I do know that you “love” that person, but are you substituting “love you” for good-bye?)
In today’s world, the “human touch” seems almost lost in the chaos of daily life. I sat at an intersection and watched cars as they drove by. One out of three drivers or passengers were on a cell phone. Kids, more often than not, were also on some sort of device or appeared to be watching videos on the vehicle’s entertainment center. Nobody seemed to be talking. Have you been to a coffee shop lately, a restaurant or any place where people gather? So few are actually speaking with the person sitting across from them. Family night? Are we all watching the same thing or are we just in the same room together, each on their phone? It’s easy, when we’re at a restaurant and “playing” on our phones, to pause and throw an “I love you” across the table; guilt assuaged. Unfortunately, it’s just not enough to say “I love you” anymore. We need to “see” each other, to recognize the existence of the person standing next to you. With all of today’s distractions and chaos, if you really want to show someone the love, look them in the eyes and say, “I See You”