Ever since the election (and even some time before), I’ve been bombarded with people from all sides telling me how this is the end of the world as we know it. Even I sat in disbelief on election night as the one person I never thought could ever come into power waltzed his way into power. My heart sank and I too thought, for a very brief moment, that that was the end of the world as we know it. What? I’m human too. But you know what? I don’t live in the future, no one does. I live in the here and now. I have no idea what Drumpf will do in office. I don’t. You don’t. No one does. We can only speculate. We… You, me, and the lamppost, can only make educated (and in some cases uneducated) guesses based on what we know or believe to know about the man and the way the government works. But we cannot know. We will never know until it actually happens. Because we are not soothsayers. So:
And that’s how I intend to live my life. Even if having Drumpf in office means the end of the world, it hasn’t happened yet. And until such time that it happens, I intend to live my life as though it won’t. Does that mean I’m burying my head in the sand and pretending everything is all right? No. I’m fully aware of what he is and what may happen because he’s in power. But I’m not going to clutch my pearls and wring my hands and worry myself to death over what might be. It’s not in my nature. Do I think that we as the American people should work to ensure that the worst of the worst doesn’t happen? Hell yeah. But screaming from the street corners that it will happen doesn’t help anyone. It just makes you this guy:
Heimskr from Skyrim
I don’t know anyone who likes this guy. He just stands in the middle of Whiterun and preaches… day in and day out. There are mods that make him preach only during certain hours, and mods that shut him up completely. Even “true stormcloaks” who agree with what he’s saying, they don’t like him. Actions always speak louder than words. Always. And they don’t need to be great, heroic actions, sometimes it’s the small actions that lead to great actions. I think what I’m tired of right now is everyone screaming at each other. I just wish people would shut up for a moment and take the time to, I dunno, talk instead of scream, and listen. everyone is screaming and no one is listening. And that — I believe — is how we got Drumpf in office. He screamed the loudest.
Anyway, my new motto is pretty much the same as my old motto but cooler because Nick Fury said it. 🙂 I will live this day as if it’s the only day I have because I’m not guaranteed tomorrow. No one is guaranteed tomorrow. A rogue meteor can hit the Earth from out of nowhere and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Who knows? We’re pretty helpless when it comes to the forces of nature you know. Our petty politics are laughable when we look up into the universe and all its size and magnitude. But yeah… Anyway, I’m not concerned that tomorrow won’t be there, because I take for granted that it will. I’m not going to waste what precious time I have worrying about what will be and what’s already been. This is the only time I have. The right here and now, so this moment, this one moment right here, is the only point in time that I’m going to live my life in. I’ll simply live as though the next moment is going to happen. If it doesn’t, if the future is suddenly take from me… well, there’s not much I can do about it, is there?