If You Care

I came across this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon on Twitter last week and it struck a chord with me.


It’s so true for many of us these days who are angry with the president and his administration. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a presidency so close before.

It’s hard to avoid when he’s in the press every day. I even stopped following him on Twitter because of all the outrage, but my Twitter feed is not immune to him since everyone else I follow seems to scrutinize him.

I think a lot of people say they “don’t care” so they can avoid the stresses of it all. But it’s not that easy. It’s important to stay informed whether you care or not.

I feel differently and feel a need to stay informed. I’m definitely one of those who ridiculed the president’s every move in the beginning before I quickly realized I was going to drive myself mad if I kept doing it; one of my reasons for not following him on Twitter any longer. I didn’t have to. I knew that the news (and everyone else) would be quick to point out what he tweeted next. And that’s exactly what has happened.

I don’t see it getting any better unfortunately so we have a long three and half years ahead of us. If we are this angry now…

But it’s not just about the president. There are so many other things in life that seem to set us up for disappointment if we care too much, right? I’m definitely guilty of being over anxious because of some of those things. I have to remind myself that I can’t worry about them all the time. But it’s not as easy to stop caring.

I wish it was sometimes.

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