It has nearly been a month now since Donald Trump was announced as the next president of the United States. Something that will always follow an election despite the winner is complaining. It's okay to complain, and I understand why people are complaining. Heck, I complain and I certainly did during this election process as well, just like most of us. Though, I think a problem is people who didn't bother to vote, and yet they are complaining about the election results. This isn't surprising of course, but I feel like if someone didn't bother to vote, then why are you complaining? You didn't put your word in, and your voice does matter. Maybe your vote could of helped to make a difference in the election results. I guess some people used the excuse of "I just can't decide who to vote for", and that is completely understandable, especially with this past election. Though, I do think it is frustrating when people are complaining with the aftermath and they were one of the many in the bunch that used that classic excuse.
The fact that we even have the right to vote is so special; us Americans are very privileged in this case. Many people around the world do not have the opportunity to vote. In other countries people can be beaten to death for even having an opinion, or a voice on the leadership in their country. So for many Americans to just use the line, "I just can't decide who to vote for" only shows excuses in my eyes. We should not have excuses for the decisions on who will be the next leader in our nation. There are always going to be pros and cons in candidates during the presidential election, but it is up to you to do the research, and to educate yourself on topics you care about. Find out which candidate or candidates has better plans or policies in your opinion. Assumptions lead you to only wander in your own thoughts. You must explore in order to discover what you like and who you will like MORE in the presidency. So when it comes down to it you will be able to vote for a candidate.
You only have the opportunity to vote for a president once every four years. Make it happen, make it worth it, and make it count. Voting for the president is a pretty big deal so let's not downgrade the importance of voting. Next time someone tells you they are stumped on who to vote for and that they are thinking of just not voting, then I recommend giving some words of advice. Tell them to do their research and to make a pros and cons list.
People are always going to complain after elections. It is just a given. But when people complain about who the winner is to someone, it is a given that that person will ask you who you voted for and why. And wouldn't it be really awkward to just respond by saying, "oh... I didn't vote"? Yes it would be, and you would have no validations to back up your argument.