Have you ever been in one of those moods where you don’t really know what’s wrong, but you feel really irritated with everyone and everything?
I am not fully informed when it comes to presidential politics. I read a lot online, and we all know how all of our Facebook friends post the only opinions that matter–their own. Opinions are just that…”a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.” It’s one person’s view of a situation, but it’s not always based on factual evidence.
Tonight is the last presidential debate, and I’m thankful for that. We’ll see huffing and puffing, opinions, threats, facts, along with blowhard statements, and then the American people will be ready to vote in less than 20 days. (My guess is that most Americans know who they’re voting for and don’t need to watch tonight’s debate to make up their mind.)
Those who choose to run for office, even on the local level, feel as if they can make a difference in their community or in the world. Serving the public is a noble endeavor, but you don’t get the warm and fuzzies from everyone. There are always going to be people on the other side of the fence, and that’s a true democracy. But when it becomes loud, obnoxious, and irritating, it feels like a no-win situation. I admire those who choose a life as a public servant, yet it’s a life I’m glad I didn’t choose.
So don’t be irritated today or tomorrow. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.