A lot of Americans will be disappointed in the next few days. Growing up in South America when democracy meant dictatorship, and watching every single election go the wrong way for decades, I’d like to remind everyone that we are more than our government. 

Vote your conscience, yet form your conscience by reading and dialoguing, not by what the government does.

Invest your time to go out to the polls, but invest your emotional energy into your personal relationships instead. No politician deserves the power to take away your joy.

The good candidate is not God. The bad candidate is not the devil. Place your worship where it is due.

Remember that the world does not move in 4-year, discreet cycles; everything is connected in a continuous way. Trump’s America will elect his successor. Obama’s America elected Trump. We are all trying to figure things out along the way.

Your joy belongs to you. Keep it close and do not give it away.

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