I came across this Chinese proverb on Pinterest and was immediately struck by the words. It’s very topical, and still very raw indeed for my American friends. The US election’s outcome and its ramifications will undoubtedly cast great ripples across the pond and all over the globe. Time will tell if the Americans have voted for the right President, or made a fundamental mistake. I’m keeping an open mind, but I do emphatise with my American friends who are reeling from the latest news and feeling betrayed and let down by the very system they grew up believing in.
I’ve always made it a point to Not get involved in politics. To me, this latest circus has been about choosing the lesser of two evils. There’s always a different choice, a different way to seeing things. Some simply choose to follow the crowd, others prefer to make their own informed choices. What’s important is to remember that if for any reason you find yourself on the wrong side of anything, for goodness’ sake have the sense to admit it and remember, it’s okay to change your mind. Whatever Trump stands for, good or bad, one thing he did say in his victory speech rings true – that ALL Americans must now stand together, regardless of their political leanings and which party they voted for. Whether it was going to be Hillary or Trump leading the vanguard, a United front is the only way forward, in order to succeed.
Who knows what 2017 and onwards will bring? Or even if the world will usher in another New Year? 2016 has been an unbelievably bad year for millions of people, myself included…I wonder if 2017 will be better. Or worse?
Whatever the case, I’ll just have to do my best to keep positive and optimistic that Change can be Good too. It all depends on how you look at it.