The Next Idea
In The United States of America, we know who our president will be for the next four years. We also know that the country is still divided as it ever has been. In this division of beliefs, of preference, of direction, we arrive at one mutual intersection: the realization that we have to go on, and do something next.
A lot of people are angry with the results. While I don’t include myself in that company, it’s easy to understand why. Their guy didn’t win, and their party got killed, more or less. So pout about it for a couple of days, but it’ll hardly be fruitful to do it any longer. Do something. Make your voice heard.
Texting and calling and ranting along with the people that you know and already agree with you will hardly get you anywhere you haven’t been before. Quite the opposite: it’ll only help you mark time. And the next chapter of what each of us does isn’t about reveling in the events that have already happened, but rather in spinning the action forward into the new scene, into the new element, into the new idea.
What will your new idea be? And how will you be productive enough to bring your new idea to the forefront and do something with it? Maybe you’ll change someone else’s mind too. Maybe you’ll even change their heart. There’s only one way to find out, and that is to use both your mind and your heart to be vocal enough to share what you believe is worth sharing.