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Wander Project Water and Politics (they don't mix!)

The reality of elections concerns me right now. First because globally, there is a lot of unrest. I worry about places where friends are struggling with the reality of “unfair” situations.  I remember living in Thailand many years ago, and during the time we were there, there was a coup the military overthrew the civilian government. You hear about that, a coup by the military from time to time. I remember as a kid, hearing that world, and not understanding what had happened. Thailand, for me, was my home for now, and I ended up having to look up what a coup was. The news had said it was a bloodless coup. I learned that there are many kinds of coups.

My exposure to politics has always been from the perspective of the free exchange of ideas. I grew up in a university house. Both my parents were open to discussion about the ideas and ideals of the moment. My mother worked for many years in the healthcare world. My father was a university professor. They always asked to understand both sides. To make sure that we didn’t lash out because we could, but to consider the person on the other side of the argument. It helped when we moved for me, to see that the world was different than what was presented where we had lived. I learned in my later business travels that the biggest differences in the world were more related to the government than anything.

I learned from my mother than you can always justify anger. But the reality is if you justify anger, the other person can as well. There are no right answers. If you are the one that escalates to anger, then you are responsible for what happens after that. The reason for this is the current global mood. Entire nations seem angry now. There is so much anger in the world. I suspect it is time to take a step back from the anger and send some positive energy into the world. I have a friend (well a few friends) that are very politically conservative. I have a friend (well a few) that are politically very liberal. Here is the most important thing, they are friends. I don’t care about the politics of now. I worry about the impact on friends.

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Beautiful pictures. I do not want to think too much about politics because it does not bring anything good. My opinion is that politicians only think about themselves and do not care about other people. In each country there are tensions, dissatisfaction, etc. And I think it is worse day by day.

  2. I am so thankful for the issues we are having in our country right now, when I see what others are dealing with all over the world. Something has to give soon.

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  3. Great post, dear friend …. I was never interested in politics or even now … but we also had problems when Yugoslavia was ruined … if I was interested in reading something or watching TV … politics is very dirty

  4. A friend of mine post in her timeline a Mark Twain quote that said: “Politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often, and for the same reason.”

    In comment, I typed: “New diapers are clean though. Please give due respect – – – to the diapers.” 😂🤪

  5. The current global situation in Thailand and Venezuela is fatal. Albert has not mentioned that there are people dying of hunger and lack of medication. But Venezuela does not have electricity, water, food, and medicines. Dictatorship is a terrible thing. I have never loved politics because she is like a fox – false and cunning. The photos are super Doc.

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