Reader Opinion: A new look
Sometimes we don’t want what is good for our country, we want what is good for ourselves and that isn’t always the same thing.
Yesterday I talked with a couple of friends that I haven’t seen for some time. Although many miles are between us, as I am down south and they are in Minnesota, we long for each other’s company. They both interjected some hateful political dialog left over from the last election. I ignored what they said but to me it says nothing has changed with them yet. I still value our friendship more than their words.
Today I watched the inauguration of a new president and a new administration. Always at a time like this we talk of change and acceptance. It’s essential and almost imperative we do that, because we are all in this together and if it doesn’t happen, then we are just spinning our wheels. Sometimes we don’t want what is good for our country, we want what is good for ourselves and that isn’t always the same thing. The last administration did do some things that were good and God willing so will the next. But if you can’t see the good things of the past four years and you just want to be an impediment to the good that could come in the next four years, then you are the problem. We can’t go on tearing down and rebuilding our country every four years, just to satisfy bruised egos.
We must be realistic in our goals. We’re not going to change everyone, common sense tells us that. We’re not going to get everything we ask for or even need in the next administration. But that doesn’t stop us from trying. We’re all in this together and we need to get along and maybe four years from now, even if the administration changes again, we can say, let’s keep up the good work.