Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Are You Mad, Sad, or Glad?

So, after yesterday, are you mad, sad, or glad?

The thought that keeps rolling around in my mind is that millions of people around the world would give anything to have the privilege to vote as our nation just did. In the history of mankind the privilege to vote as we do has been a rare thing.

However, for what it’s worth, one of the smartest people I know, when asked how the election would change America, said, “Not much. There is no real clear-cut majority that would have the power to make significant changes. If one candidate has 48 or 49 percent and the other has 52 or 52 percent, things won’t change that much.”

The tally last night was, Obama...51%, McCain...48%

If you are worried or sad in one direction, that’s a comforting thought.
If you are worried or sad in another direction, it’s not.

Tons of lumber turned into newsprint and zillions of electrons turned into energy for computers and televisions will be used to predict what will happen in the next few months. Let’s wait until this time next year and see what has really changed.

As aviators and astronauts say, “It’s best to maintain an even strain.”

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