This year's election is certainly polarized and unorthodox. At the end, whether the candidate chooses to do the right things for the wrong reasons or the wrong things for the right reasons, I believe every person who voted wishes for the same thing — to make this country better and safer not just for ourselves but for our children and our future. It is indeed unfortunate that the beliefs of many were challenged on election night, but I believe it doesn't matter who were elected president, we must never become what we fear. Instead, we must continue to strive to be our best selves without letting others define who we should be. This election is more than just about policies, justice or change. It's about living our ideals that'd ultimately drive humanity forward and make the world a better place.
If there's a problem with this year's election, it is that we must not learn to attack or degrade others in order to win at anything. In that world, we'll end up believing we're ruled by someone who isn't worthy. When we do that, we'll slowly become what we fear. Hillary and media are attacking Trump as a racist. In that case, what would happen if Trump were to become president? We'd believe we'd be discriminated if we weren't white. Because of that, we begin to suspect every passing eyes. We'd allow ourselves to behave within such stereotype in order to prove we were right — Trump is a sexist. Trump said Hillary was corrupted and should be put to jail. If she were to be president, what would the rest of the world think? Are we teaching the world that it's okay to cheat in order to win because it's the right thing to do? I think when they had decided to attack each other, they had decided we'll eventually be ruled by a lesser mind, and we'll slowly become what we believe we'll become.
What would happen if they had decided to praise each other throughout the race? If Hillary forgave and praised Trump's political incorrectness for being a passionate candidate and acknowledged some of his good policies, I could see Hillary as a more generous person who were above Trump. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Let no man pull you low enough to hate him." When we hate, we've become what we hate and have thus become such's equal. On the other hand, instead of saying to drain the swamp, what if Trump were to acknowledge sometimes we just have to make impossible decisions to make the world a better place. Using a private email server was the toughest decision to make that risks national security in order to save more lives.
I think we often times forget to be thankful. Thankful of the things that at the time seems impossible to conquer. It is through obstacles, we live. This presidency represents the very war we don't want to see in this world. While highlighting issues is an essential evolutionary process, looking up allows us to see afar, to see where we want to go. With this election, we all ought to look up, forgive, and walk towards the change that which we want to see in this world.