They keep pulling me back.
The news of the world and the election.
Keep getting sucked back in.
Something horrible happens, my eyes go to CNN and my Facebook/Twitter feeds.
What is the latest? I must know.
People die in incrementally more horrible ways.
Politicians avoid prosecution. Speakers plagiarize speeches. The world turns.
Elections are important. Paying a low level of attention to the news of the day is important.
I get that.
But there is a difference between being aware of what is going on in the world vs. being completely sucked in.
Getting in flame wars on Facebook with people that we don’t know.
Watching wall-to-wall convention coverage.
How much of this pablum really impacts my life on a day-to-day basis?
I can vote. And I should.
But at the end of the day – the world is not crumbling, so the cavalry is not coming.
International and national news has its place, but let me focus on my immediate world.
On being the change that I want to see in the world.
Let me contribute to my fellow women and men right where I am.
To make someone’s life a little easier.
Their connection greater.
Their outlook brighter.
Screw ISIS. Screw Trump and Hill. Screw racists. Screw hatred.
I am here. Doing my thing. If you don’t like that or if you don’t fit – be gone.