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Love Is Greater Than Hate

Stay positive, folks.

Love Is Greater Than Hate

After the election on Tuesday, the country was a little shaken up. There was a lot of negativity on social media, both from friends at home and here at school. There was a lot of blaming: "You did this to our country," "Your vote for 3rd party went to Trump," and other things that just confused me. Why are we blaming people that voiced their opinion on the candidates? Why are we putting down their First Amendment rights to voice their opinions and what they believe? That is not right.

I am not Trump's biggest fan, I will admit that. But there is one thing that he has said that I totally agree with. He wants to unite the country. He wants us to be the United States of America. Now, the way he tries to do this might not be everyone's favorite idea, some will protest outright. But isn't the idea of us being a united nation after such a fracturing election appealing? I was to be able to have discussions with people about their political views without being blamed for my views in the process. I was to have a civil and polite conversation about what is happening the the country.

On the day after the election, I saw two tweets from one of my professors.

I thought this first tweet was a really positive way to look at the election. Yes, maybe what happened is not something you like, I get that. But you have to deal with it, accept that it happened, and work towards making our country the best that it can be. This second tweet is really what made me happy that day, though.

I was confused at first. I hadn't seen any sticky notes so far, and I didn't have any classes in Apfelbaum that day. But, as I walked out of a different building from my history class, I saw a sticky note on the door that read "Love > Hate." As I left the building, i smiled to my self. What a positive and uplifting message. In this chaotic time after the election, it is important to remember that love is what is really important, not hate. Not hating on what other people say and do, not being judgmental for what people may have done, not threatening other just for exercising their right to vote. What's important is that we love one another and support each other in a difficult time in our country. I will leave you today with some positive and loving gifs, just remember to spread love, to hate.

Stay positive! - Kes

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