Feeling Through Disappointment

Speaking for myself but also, I suspect, for others, many of us are simply needing some time to feel through our disappointment before we “suck it up” (a shaming expression I’ve always viscerally detested) and move along in lock step with the corporate Democratic establishment to vote for a candidate many of us find lackluster, uninspiring, and/or other unsavory adjectives.

Humans have feelings that, for the benefit of overall health, should be felt and expressed. And only then can clear, right action(s) be more readily and sensibly taken.

5 thoughts on “Feeling Through Disappointment

  1. My son and I were very disappointed that we were not able to vote for our candidate of choice (P). I wish there was a way to clean up the election process so that those in very high power don’t have so much influence over the whole thing. You are right. You are not alone in this sentiment.

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  2. I think the only time I have ever been truly excited to vote for a final nominee for POTUS was when I stepped into the booth and colored in the little oval next to Barak Obama’s name, especially because I supported him from the start. I wish that could happen in this election. My choice for D nominee is doing well, but I have the sinking feeling that I will likely have to do one of those hold-my-nose and vote for the democrat when the final elections come around. I wouldn’t go so far to say that I am cynical about our elections (and most of the time the people who win them), but I’m close. Maybe jaded is a better word. Because it seems like a perpetual disappointing compromise. But I keep voting and doing what I can to support the people I think would actually make this country better.

    On feeling the disappointment…I think you’re right. Most folks I talk to (and me to some extent too) are so focused on just defeating he-who-shall-not-be-named that we let that eclipse the real disappointment that it is likely Mr. b will end up the nominee and all our hopes for true progressive change will have been dashed.

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