Thursday, September 15, 2016

Not everything is about the elections

In the near future, these elections will be over, people will get elected, the campaigning will be over, the banners will come down, the promises made will be broken, and since our votes will not be needed at that time, we will be ignored. Sounds cynical but true.

The issues that existed before hand will still be there, there is no miracle band aid to fix them over night. We will still have to work, pay our bills, and raise our children. No elected official is going to do that for us.

I will be glad when this election cycle is over because then maybe we can get back to having conversations without someone going off on a political tirade, without someone being insulting or feeling insulted. Maybe we can just be human again.

This election cycle has brought out some of the worst traits of humanity I have seen in all the elections I have been eligible to vote for, and my first election was Bush senior vs Dukakis.

As an educator, I talk about education issues, about children, about students, and I always attempt to do so without politics being involved. Why can’t we just do that?

Our students pay attention to politics yes, but they are also paying attention to how we behave, interact, and respond within politics; and right now they are probably disgusted with us.

If you want to debate, that is fine, but just make sure there is something to debate about first, and make sure you have a genuine thought towards discussion rather than just trying to prove you are right and they are wrong.

Let us all remember we are humans forever, and that politics is just temporary.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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