Why should I vote? Is it important to vote? My view on this is simple, if you don’t vote my vote counts more. So really the purpose of this post is not to encourage you to vote, in fact, ironically I prefer you don’t vote.
My view on voting and politics
Therefore, my world view will come closer to reality if you do not vote. Are you sure you want this? Therefore, I recommend you look over my blog on political economy and decide if you support the same ideas that I do. If you do, exactly the same ideas, then and only then do suggest you vote.
Voting is all about awareness
Of course I’m being ironic here, and the purpose of this blog post is really to encourage you to vote. Even if you don’t have the same views I do, the act of thinking about, and being aware of the issues will make you a better person in a humanistic sense.
My background is in economics, as I have a master’s degree in this subject. My wife has a master’s degree in political science. And believe it or not together we have pretty similar views. We’re married and we live I would consider a normal middle class life. The reason my blog is interesting is because its purpose is to raise awareness about specific political and economic issues which you personally can vote on.
Perhaps I’m idealistic, but I believe this political process of elections, democracy and voting, this whole debate of the issues advances society and our civilization, even if we don’t come to agreement.
And therefore, it gets me back to my original point that is many people think why do I need to vote? My answer is because the process of exploring and thinking about the ideas involved in the current political process and our society will make you a better human being. It will make you more aware of others they share the country with, and different solutions for your own life.
In conclusion, what I am saying is yes it does matter who is elected, but in a democracy it’s more the process and the debate that advances the society more than the result of the election. This is because even politicians change their mind, and their direction once they are elected.
In fact, this seems to be more the rule than the exception. Politicians change their minds because society as a whole changes their mind. And maybe with time, the minds of our current leaders, who are nothing more than the reflection of our collective unconsciousness will change.
If our leaders are truly a reflection of our collective unconsciousness, and they might be, then we should focus more on changing ourselves and raising society’s awareness then worrying about who is elected so much.
The question why should I vote? is answered. It is an awareness thing more than a result thing. For a Republican, many of you are saying this is not possible, but I am a Republican.