Before you vote… 

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I think most people don’t actually think what they think they think. They get stuck in tired discourse and get too lazy to revisit their brain and think about why they’re saying what they are saying. Patterns of words tumble out like quotes learned for an exam and not as the result of any proper contemplation. 

Challenge your own jargon and make sure it really is relevant and original, really makes sense and isn’t just a bunch of rhetoric. 

Think about the future. Think about where you want to live – as a whole -and not just your own individual selfish wants. If you’re thinking only about yourself on the day you vote, you’re probably getting it wrong. If you can’t give good, original reasons for the way you’re choosing to vote, you’re probably getting it wrong. If you can only give negative reasons for the way you’re choosing to vote, you’re probably getting it wrong. 

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