The election news is so alarming and disappointing when I see it reported. The candidates are bad enough with their rants, mud-slinging, and lack of knowledge of the Constitution. But then we have the electorate. It bothers me that there is violence among voters. There seems to be so much violence everywhere. We, in America, seem to be so angry about everything. Some people are just looking for a fight, any kind of a fight. I do not understand why.
Times are still hard, but they have gotten better, more jobs, less inflation, low interest rates and other good things are happening. The Post Office is even lowering the price of stamps! But many people are so unhappy that they are against everything and everyone. I wish I knew why.
Many of us seniors have a reason to be angry and unhappy. We are now living on a fixed income and young people are in charge of us. These young people were not raised with values that were instilled in us, so it makes it hard for us to adjust to their feckless behavior. The managers at our senior apartment complex treat us as incompetent, feebleminded “things” that they have to deal with. And many of us are very angry and unhappy. But the difference is we were raised with values and we live with the knowledge that there are ways to figure out an alternative. I do not feel that most of our angry society knows this. It appears they want someone else to figure out a solution.
I believe in Hope and action. I believe that if we hope and we try, we can accomplish. We will find a way to solve our problems ourselves. That way we will not have to kowtow to someone afterwards.
I am getting older by the minute, but I still hope. I am working on a solution to my problems, right now. I have not found that solution, yet, but I know it will take time and some thought – maybe a prayer or two. There is a solution out there and it is possible for me to find it. I wish the general public believed this. We might end up with a dictator or worse a biased fool for President and nothing will be accomplished from this person’s service.
We as a country will still be angry. We just cannot rely on someone else to solve all of our problems. We must do it ourselves. You know: “We, the people, to form a more perfect union…”