Politics have been nothing but a threatening shadow in my life for as long as I've known about them. I remember a worksheet from my elementary school years— about 4th grade or so— that was designed to teach children about the importance of rules in society via a thought experiment. "What if we lived in a world with no rules in it?" the worksheet asked. "Somebody could smash your ice cream cone into your face and they could get away with it, because there's no rules!" I remember thinking this was a trite and quite stupid lesson to learn, because even as a child I knew that someone could smash my ice cream cone into my face and get away with it anyways, regardless of any rules that were in effect. Now I am an adult, and I've found that the world has never stopped trying to pound trite and stupid lessons into my head. Such is the price of trying to survive in a world dominated by politics and stupid people.
The ongoing battle for the soul of America is really just an escalated street fight between different groups of people with children, who each desperately want their own progeny to rule the world in the future. It really has nothing to do with me. It really has nothing to do with the Truth. It is the fight of selfish people outside of me that do not care about me. Why do I try so hard to care about them? Haven't I learned by now that being a good person does not matter? No, it's not really those people that I care about. It's their children that I'm worried for, the children who have no choice but to be here, the children being used as pawns in a political game, the children who don't know any better. I'm worried I may be reincarnated as one of them after I die. I'm worried the vicious cycle of being will never end.
So, what if we lived in a world with no rules in it? Would chaos abound? Look honestly around you, Dear Reader— we've had our rules for quite some time, and yet chaos still abounds. I am more grateful than ever for the blessings I've received and the curses I've avoided, yeet politics still threatens my mental health around every corner I turn. I am grateful my progeny are still in the aethers, and not on this planet at this time. These days I choose to be content with peace, emptiness, and solitude. I wish more people who are on this planet now would make that choice, but I don't have faith in people anymore. I only have faith in myself.