In many ways it doesn’t matter. Democrat vs republican. Left vs right. Liberal vs conservative.
This is the duality reality – a way of thinking that uses the lower functions of the brain.
No matter the outcome, we will view it as one side being up and one side down.
Somebody won. Somebody lost.
This is illusion is keeping us trapped in a binary system
As long as we are talking about “which side are you on” we will continue to be stuck in this power struggle. It’s like a seesaw: someone is always on top and someone is always on the bottom.
The party in power tries to suppress the party out of power. Then that party rises up to conquer and the cycle repeats. Seesaws don’t move us forward. We’ll never get momentum on a seesaw.
As long as we’re talking about “winners” and “losers” we’re all losers. What we’ve lost is our humanity. Our compassion. Our empathy.
Beneath it all, we are all the same. And the game of democracy isn’t supposed to be about sides or winners and losers. The outcome here is to create policies that work for us as a nation. Not for some individuals at the expense of others.
This isn’t about who wins. This is about electing people to represent our human interests when considering the laws and policies that shape the fabric of our society.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter who gets elected. The change we need will come only from the bottom up.
Election Day comes once a year.
More important than the choice we make in the voting booth is the choice we can make every day: to shift our perspective and view issues through a wider lens. To approach new ideas with curiosity.
The ultimate outcome is not to reach across the aisle; it’s to eliminate the aisle.