Fifth Period Lunch

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The Political Storm Has Passed, So Get Over It!

(By CaffeineFiend)

Well, we made it.

Despite the months of lying, scheming, mudslinging and general dirt-baggery compounded by the Facebook avalanche of inane political rants by the friends we’ve had to hide from our news feeds, we’ve survived yet another election.

(No small thanks to the liver pickling caused by the increasingly creative drinking games that made surviving the 2012 Smear Season possible.)

Now to my point: Regardless of how you voted, the Hurricane Sandy of hate that’s been making the rounds has got to stop.

If your man won, congratulations.

Pump your fist and set your TiVo for the inauguration. And try not to push the less fortunate to the brink of suicide through excessive gloating — they’re already hanging by a thread.

If he didn’t, relax. The sky is not actually falling — and even if it were, losing your lunch over it and working yourself into such a frenzy that you land yourself in the hospital with a stress-induced ulcer won’t help.

Sorry to burst your little bubble.

I sympathize with your frustration, really, I do. I get that your pissed.

I voted for Pedro Sanchez, and look how that worked out for me.

Bottom line, if your panties are in a bunch about something that you can personally change DO IT and move on with your life. Problem solved.

However, if it’s an issue that you can’t change, don’t let it ruin your life. Learn to accept the things you can’t change.

It’s how adults deal.

Don’t be the 2-year-old who didn’t get the toy they wanted in their happy meal and decided to pitch a fit. It’s just ugly.

Take care of things closer to home and focus on fixing yourself, not whatever social/economic issues you feel everyone else is screwing up life as you know it with.

You’re in no position to coach anyone on how badly you think they’re messing up when you’re going completely bonkers.

I’ve always held to the train of thought that everything, and I mean everything — the good, the bad, the downright sucky — happens for a reason.

And this applies to however you view the outcome of the election.

The ballots were cast, there were no hanging chads and now it’s time to MoveOn.org.

Plus, as a friend just reminded me, now that the political storm has subsided we can focus on what is important: football.

About CaffeineFiend

Smitten wife. New mom. Former reporter. Coffee junkie. Shutterbug. Foodie. Guitarist. Roadtrip enthusiast. Adventure seeker.

2 comments on “The Political Storm Has Passed, So Get Over It!

  1. Eunita Mcclanahan Robinson
    November 8, 2012

    You are so young and wise. Thank you and have a great day.

    • CaffeineFiend
      November 8, 2012

      Thanks, Eunita! 🙂

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