voting or not

I just voted, but I’m not going to get all snarky about it like I did last year. Or rather, I’ve already been snarky about it today and alienated someone I care about very much, and that just sucks.

We all have our own reasons for doing or not doing things. I can be fairly condescending about some things I do, like voting, and for the lamest reason: I feel insecure about my place in the world, and so anything that cements that place becomes irrationally important to me.

2007 has been one giant lesson in Accountability For Bullshit I Do When I Feel Insecure. I would rather the year be one giant lesson in 1001 Ways to Eat Nutella, or something awesome like that, but no. We don’t get to pick the lessons, only what we learn from them.

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