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From One Millennial to Another

If you voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election earlier this month, it’s ok to be sad. Sadness is a natural response when your team loses and something you really want to happen doesn’t.

While I am thrilled that Mrs. Clinton was not elected, I remember how I felt when Barack Obama won (twice) and I understand what you are going through.

What I don’t understand is the protests.

One of the great things about the United States is that every four years we choose who will be our leader. Then, no matter whose side won, we peacefully transfer authority to that person. I don’t think y’all fully appreciate how amazing that is. Do you realize how many people live in countries where the elections (if they have them) are just shams? Do you know how many civil wars start because the “wrong” sideĀ gained power?

But in America, we still respect the Constitution our Founding Fathers created. We still respect the rule of law in our nation. We still respect the office of the president.

We do not act like whiney brats. We do not force others to coddle our emotions.

Like it or not, Donald Trump is our president-elect and barring some unforeseen event, he will take office in January. He will be neither as good as his supporters hope, nor as bad as his detractors fear.

Finally, if you want to play with play dough, please do. I am a big fan of play dough and keep a canister in my nightstand. Yeah, it’s fun to make stuff with, but it is also a great stress reliever. Conservative or liberal, young or old, happy or sad, don’t let anyone shame you over play dough.

 

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