“For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others.” -Benjamin Franklin
In a state of fear, we find unity. Franklin preached endlessly about the importance of unity. Whichever way you voted is no longer a factor. A decision has been made and this is the country you live in.
If you choose to move, I understand.
If you stay, I urge you, beg you, don’t point fingers. Don’t handle hate with hate.
We have freedom of speech. People bled for us to have that right, so use it. Say what you believe, but also listen to what others believe.
Let’s be firm in our morals, but let’s also not forget to allow them to progress.
As Franklin said, it’s in our nature to assume we’re all knowing. When the truth is, we are only all knowing of what we currently know.
It would be impossible for one person to know everything. This fact alone, is why we need each other. And why we need to respect each other’s opposing ideas.
When we learn to respectfully communicate with those of different minds from our own, and learn humility from each other, we will together progress as a nation.