You should ALWAYS exercise your civil right and civil duty to Vote!
We, in the USA, are BLESSED, to have the honor and the right to vote for the officials that run our communities, our States, and our Country!
Last year I chose NOT to vote in the Presidential Election. I DID VOTE, Though! I VOTED for my Community and State officials.
This year, I chose to vote in the Presidential Election AND my Local and State Elections.
Whatever your political views, exercise your right to VOTE. It is a gift and a privilege that many around the world do not have.
Use your personal power and responsibility wisely.
Always remember: your voice (vote) has the BIGGEST IMPACT close to HOME. Even if you don’t like politics (I don’t), Voting is a person power you have to determine how your community is run: how your city or town is maintained, the amount of taxes you pay, the quality of your schools, whether new business come to your town or old ones close up shop. These are all affected by HOW YOU VOTE.
Is there anything to say that does not offend someone?
In today’s world of “politically correct” and “micro aggressions” is ANY SPEECH safe from ridicule?
I feel like all the joy in conversation and debate has been taken away. I am rarely at ease anymore with anyone. Always worried something I say will be taken as argumentative, offensive, or even hurtful.
I miss the days of throwing out a thought, opinion, or observation, and then having an in-depth conversation over its merits or lack there of. Is it meaningful? Does it have validity? Is there evidence for or against? What experience do you provide to support or object? Have we learned something new?
I feel stagnant in this culture of divisiveness. You can only share ideas, opinions or thoughts that agree or you are labeled intolerant!
When did the very definition of intolerance loose its meaning?
I’m trying to think back to WHEN, exactly, we crossed this line where freedom of speech is only acceptable if you agree. I really can’t put my finger on when.., I just know now, that no one has the ability to laugh at themselves, see the reality in the ridiculous, the humor in the stereotype.
Just another in a string of Holidays spent in isolation.
My apologies for the long absence. My job in Home Healthcare has been CRAZY the past month and 2020 in general has been a struggle in many ways: mentally, emotionally, and physically.
I like to share positive changes and new growth, but so far my life is all about keeping my head above water and my depression and anxiety at bay. I have been somewhat successful: as in only a few Anxiety meltdowns, and usually keeping a smile on my face.
How are YOU doing half-way through 2020?
Are you still in isolation mode?
Connecticut, USA is starting to open up, and friends are still anxious about socializing. The COVID guidelines have business in a state of constant fear of being shut-down by any complaint.
What are you doing to keep your spirits up?
If you’re in the USA, how are you getting through these Holidays that are not feeling like holidays?
I’m perusing through our local paper and hit the “Arts & Events” page. I stop! Arts & Events??? What??? I thought we were”Shut Down!”
Then I read and realize… everything is “Virtual”: Facebook Meeting… Zoom Event… Virtual Tour.
I’m thinking we will look back at 2020 and realize it was the TRUE COMPUTER AGE! The age of looking at everyone and everything through a screen: TV screen, Computer screen, Phone screen, Window screen and… the screen door.
How many “virtual” events have you attended?
My daughter has “virtual” school every day.
All of my work is done via computer or phone… and occasional snail mail.
I’ve been attending a weekly art group through Zoom, and our family has celebrated 3 birthdays via Zoom “Parties”
What do you see as the most interesting or memorable part of Quarantine 2020: The Year of Living Virtually… or “Social Distancing”?
What events in your life were experienced differently?