Monday, November 14, 2016

Get Out Your Envelope

Some good advice for us all today from Star Tribune letter-writer Robert Edwards of Ramsey, Minnesota:

Make a list for comparison

I invite anyone who believes that he or she will be better off under Donald Trump’s presidency than they are now to sit down and make a list of objective things about where they stand right now. Do you have a job? Are you covered by health insurance? Do you have a home? Do you have any savings? How old is the vehicle you drive? How much debt do you have? Those sorts of things. Then take that list, seal it in an envelope, and don’t open it again until November 2019, one year before the next presidential election. But before you open it, sit down and make another list just like the first one so that you can objectively compare the two.

Then you can decide if you really are better off.
The precipitous slide away from a fact-based worldview we have experienced would be the worst part of this whole debacle, if it weren't for people threatened with deportation, harassment, or worse, and for the planet being cooked in its own trapped gasses.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Excellent idea! I missed that letter. I've been trying to think of how to approach a post about the election, and this has given me the kernel of an idea. Thanks!