In light of the major event that has caused many feelings in the American society, many things have come to show. I have never been interested in politics. My feelings on the topic is far from pleasant. I will share a bit now, though. I honestly believe that politics are the nastiest, most deceiving and conniving practice there is. I understand the importance of it, but I also know that it’s power given to a regular human being like you,my reader, or myself. Some people have a hard time being honest, being caring and humane when they have so much money and power at their disposal. That being said, it’s a necessary evil.
I will not disclose for whom I voted since it’s not revelant for me. I have set my mind to think that I did not vote since it’s a happier place for me. I was in shock to realize that people unfriended and blocked me on FB because they considered my vote to be in the wrong. Let me specify that these people are mental health professionals. Meaning that they could be your therapist at any given time. Imagine the disappointment I felt, not only because they assumed and quickly blocked me, but the fact that these are “trained” professionals (or so I thought) that are there to show empathy, give support and accept things even if they are not in agreement. I feel concern and ultimately sorry for these “therapists”. Not a good way to work on impulses, prejudice, differences of opinions, etc.- which leads to professional growth. I am glad that I will never be their client, and I feel sorry for those that will be. It’s a fine line with them, I feel comfortable to say. As a counselor myself, I have had to learn to be accepting and put behind me the things I don’t agree with. It’s part of what makes my profession difficult.
This schpeel is not to cause any harm. It’s because I am surprised. It took me a good 2 weeks to realize the absurdity of the situation I was placed in without being given a chance to defend myself. It’s an awful feeling! So I will repeat what I wrote on FB that made so many people upset: I am very proud to be an American! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Take care. Be happy. Be merry. Look for your blessings and keep moving forward.