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Important And Obvious Reminder About The Ways Of The World

Gabe Delahaye | November 5, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Something important to remember for tomorrow, you guys: no matter which way you vote and no matter who wins, always do your best to keep in mind that millions and millions (MILLIONS! LITERALLY!) of people disagree with you and wish that it had gone another way. This applies to pretty much everything, by the way. If there’s a TV show that you love, millions of people hate it. If there’s a movie that you hate, millions of people love it. And so on and so forth. It’s a hard one to wrap your mind around sometimes, but that doesn’t make it any less true or meaningful. No matter how deeply you might believe yourself to be right on an issue, and in certain cases you probably ARE right, because I do think that we live in a world of right and wrong and it is not ALL up in the air, that doesn’t mean that the people you disagree with don’t have equally powerful convictions about their own beliefs. I hope you don’t find this post condescending or anything, that’s not its intention. I point this out because it’s something I myself need help remembering from time to time. What do you mean you never watched Sifl N’ Olly, you don’t like mackerel sushi, and you think God hates gay people and therefore they deserve to be legislatively discriminated against?! (All things of equal value and importance, I’m sure.) And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some old episodes of The Sopranos to watch, the greatest television show that has ever aired full stop no contest impossible to disagree with me.