I don’t know about you but I am tired of all the negative political rhetoric. The frenzy of headlines, Facebook updates & tweets about all the awful things and ideas the current candidates and administration are doing and saying.
There must be some politicians out there doing good things. People who really want to make a difference.
The saying “energy flows where attention goes” comes to mind when I think of election years.
I would like to challenge whoever is reading this to help me create a more positive election year.
Here is the challenge: Every time you see or read a negative political statement, find or create a positive one to counteract it. Share something good our politicians or doing or saying.
If you feel you absolutely MUST post about that awful thing that horrible politician or political party is dong, then please try to include an idea for a solution to the problem you are pointing out. I know I too am guilty of spewing political negativity, there is so much of it, it is easy. I’ve learned through the years that pointing out the “bad” things those “politicians” are doing has not had much impact in changing the way their supporters feel, nor has it really done anything to improve the world. What it has done is created a barrier to the people close to me. It’s created more disconnect than connection.
I understand some politicians do heinous things and we need to know about it so we don’t elect them in to office but that is not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the blah, blah, blah. To me blah, blah, blah is the know-it-all types of people (both liberal and conservative) who have a very good memory of statistics and like to show off how good they are at remembering numbers. The person who goes on and on for 15 minutes preaching to the choir. Their little rant hasn’t really done anything to improve the world, all it has done is shown me 1. they have a really good memory, 2. they probably got an A in history class, 3. I have just spent 15 minutes of my life that I will never get back bored to death by my know-it-all friend and this 15 minutes has done nothing to improve the state of our world. (I used to be that person, although I did not get an A in history class and I’m not very good at remembering statistics, I was good at blah, blah, blah.)
During election time I barely want to log in to Facebook, reading post after post of what this or that horrible politician said or did today is not how I want to spend my free time.
How about we share the good news? Find a politician you can respect and share with the world what they are doing. Put our energy in to the good and see if we can make it grow. Bring awareness to politicians a.k.a. people who are working hard to make this place a better place.
Here are some places to start looking for good news:
Maybe we can use the hashtag: #PositivePolitics
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