I agree. To allow this divisive election l, with no really good choices presented, to also come between our family and friendships is to add insult to injury.
Everyone had their reasons for voting the way they did, and just by virtue of how the whole thing was set-up, (incredibly divisively) one side was going to be terribly hurt by the outcome.
What this election should show all of us is how important our loved ones are to us all. Everyone is a little less safer now, because there is so much division and insecurity.
But we have to accept this, make plans for the best and continue living our lives, what else is there to do?
I’m encouraged that so many people, like you, acknowledge their privilege and are actually coming out with an empathetic stance, and saying it’s wrong to treat people this way. That actually takes courage too. I’d like to think, if the shoe were on the other foot, if I were so privileged, I would be so courageous. I think I would be, but one never knows.
The thing is most people are good people, yes even if they voted for Hillary, even if they voted for Trump…if we just take a little time to understand their motivations, we’ll see self-interest and self-preservation, and we can’t fault them for that. It is natural.
Why does your self-interest result in hurting me? That’s the question we should be asking our loved ones who voted for people or things that will hurt us. Ask if there wasn’t another way. One where we could all be safe? Yeah, that’s the way we heal. This presidency doesn’t change anything. The solutions are out there. We will find them. This is just a part of the process.