The presidential election just finished and Donald Trump is the new president elect of the United States. I try my best to stay away from politics and religion because these are controversial topics and many times the written word is misinterpreted because unlike saying something in person, writing does not show true emotion and tone. Nevertheless, my political affiliations aside, I hope that the Trump presidency brings about great changes to our nation and we keep moving forward and don't take any steps back.
The president of our country is a important topic to talk about, however, I feel though that we hypothetically feel that all the good things that happen to us is correlated to the current president just as all the bad things. If we loose our job, we say the economy is bad and its Obama's fault. If we get a job we say Obama turned the economy around and now because of him I can finally feed my family. I agree that the president has some degree of impact, but at the end of the day, your life circumstances are 110% on you. If you loose your job, its on you, don't complain, go do something about it. Theres a man in Francis Lewis Boulevard, Queens who lost his job so he bought a cheap grill and a table from Home Depot and started selling hot dogs, burgers, and chicken on the streets making $300 a day. He made more money from this than at his old job. Its not even about the money,he didn't have to take orders from any higher above, he was his own boss and he dictated his own prices and time. This is an example of the cliche saying "when life throws you lemons make lemonade."
Something I've also noticed this week is that theres too much negativity on social media. Every time I scroll down my news feed, I see essays about how people feel afraid and how there life is going to change and how the public are idiots. At the end of the day, I say our country is built under the foundations of democracy and not one person can bring about radical change without a fight. I hate talking about politics and this is probably the only time I will ever bring up politics but try to realize you have full control of your life. Be grateful of where you are in life right now and then do everything in your power to become the stronger version of yourself every single day. That can be saying nice things to the people around you, reading a book, working out, smiling, telling jokes, and most importantly, staying positive and optimistic. People who are grateful, positive, and realistically optimistic tend to have things going for them.