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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

January 26, 2017

Drama is a Choice.

I know we’re not really supposed to talk about religion or politics very much, and I do talk about my faith quite a bit here.  This week I am venturing out enough to make a comment involving politics. Eight years ago I did not vote for Barack Obama.  Yet, I was very inspired by his speech in Grant Park!  It was hopeful, eloquent and transcendent.  Though I disagreed with many of his views,  I embraced him as our president, and I think he faithfully carried out his duties as Commander –in –Chief. This year I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, and I did not want to vote for Donald Trump.  In the past, I have heard it said by many, on both sides of the aisle, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a CEO for president? If that person wasn’t owned by special interests and wasn’t a politician?” (That is why I voted for Ross Perot in 1992!) Trump just came in the form of someone not very likeable.  He beat both the Republican and Democratic establishments!

My hope is that everyone would calm down and give him a chance. You can disagree and still respect him as President.  You can even protest peacefully, but not vandalize.  And for God’s sakes people, please be careful when making statements that are politically charged or offensive.  Some voted for this horribly unlikeable guy and shouldn’t be made to feel guilty about it. Just because HE is offensive doesn’t mean all people who voted for him are. Remember, in politics, as well as our daily lives (as I had to remind myself this snowy morning), conflict is inevitable, but drama is a choice.

“Holding grudges is like drinking poison and hoping others get sick.” – Rich Bluni

The corollary: “Putting diamonds in others’ pockets makes YOU rich!” – Rich Bluni

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