Shift Focus, Blame, or Mirrors

The Point

Anyone can think the sky is falling when the “other” guy wins an election. Friends say what we don’t like, we make baseless insults, then we complain about a divided nation.

If you’ve enjoyed the same old, bland, partisan, well-mannered non-progress for years, then a populist like Obama or Trump comes along to rub you the wrong way—well, anyone can go loopy. Some of us grow thick skin before others.

Post-election conniptions are normal. Don’t blame for people having them, don’t join them either. Spread some love. Focus on the problems in the bathroom mirror—not the rear-view mirror.