To those who voted for Obama: Congratulations on your candidate winning. Please note that his win will not really make that much difference in your day-to-day lives. Obama will not solve all of the problems in the world. He will not single-handedly fix government, solve the economy, or usher in the second coming of Jesus himself. Try to be gracious and understanding, and realize that because someone has a different point of view than you doesn't make them wrong.



To those who did not vote for Obama: I sympathize with your sense of frustration. Please note that the fact that our current president has four more years left will not really make that much difference in your day-to-day lives. Your world will not come to and end, and you won't actually move out of the country, so don't be petty and petulant, and go spouting off threats or promises you have no intention of keeping. Try to be gracious and understanding, and realize that because someone has a different point of view than you doesn't make them wrong.



And lastly, to everyone: Let me steal a line from my brilliant business partner, Andrew Parker. You have far more ability to control the destiny of your life than any man or woman sitting in an oval office thousands of miles away. YOU get to make your life what it is, not some elected representative. YOU can make a difference in your circumstances, the lives of those in your community, and in the world. Voting for a candidate does not absolve you of that responsibility, even if your candidate didn't win. Rather than spew vitriol or hatred on Facebook, rather than gloat over a perceived victory, perhaps we should start leading by example. Our government has obviously forgotten how to cooperate, how to compromise, and most importantly, how to govern. Let's take the opportunity to provide our newly-elected (or re-elected) leaders with a real-life example of how it's done. A single candidate winning or losing won't make a difference. YOU make the difference.



In other words: There's nothing to see here, folks. Just move along.