Dear America

Dear America
         These last few months, have taken us for a ride emotionally. November 8, 2016 is now a part of history that will be written in text books and discussed in classrooms. I’m not here to give my personal opinion. I do not want heated arguments of who should or shouldn’t be the next president of the United States. I do want to tell people we are all Americans, and we should be proud of the accomplishments and privileges we are given. 
 It is very clear that our country is divided. Jokes about moving out of the country are funny to some, but not to everyone. You may be an optimist or pessimist, either way I appeal to everyone to respect the opinion of others. There will always be someone who disagrees with what you say. That’s what makes America, America. We can’t fight, belittle or degrade an opposing view, but we can try to understand. Many people believe a certain way because of events that have shaped their lives. We need to try and put ourselves in the shoes of others. We can only entirely understand our own life, our own perspective. It’s a beautiful thing to have different experiences and opinions.

All I ask is to stay informed and be respectful to others. Let’s fight even harder for equality for everyone. This is the time to walk the walk and not hide behind the screens of our laptops complaining or congratulating. If we want a change, we have to make it happen. History has shown us, countless of times, this life is short; make it count. Think of others and how your actions affect the present and future. Create the world from inside-out. Our president has changed, social media has changed, and some people’s outlook may have changed. But the way we stand up for what we believe in has not changed.   

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