Voting AGAINST the other guy. Agreeing that I shouldn't complain about who is elected when I didn't even bother to vote. Wanting the sticker - as a social marker of some sort. Recognizing the value my peers put in being politically active, and wanting to be one of the cool kids who vote. These are not great reasons to be voting, in my opinion, but they have at one time or other been the motivating force behind my casting a ballot. I don't think I'll ever be well-educated citizen, because I don't think I could possibly grasp all of the ins and outs of what it takes to guide our country properly. Even the EXPERTS don't really know. So how could I possibly become adequately educated?
Perfectionism isn't limited to things you make or do. Maya Angelou has been quoted as saying that 'we do the best we can with what we know, and when we know better, we do better.' Is this approach good enough when it comes to politics? Today is decision day, and I still don't know.
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