Clinging To The Ideal

When we were in high school we learned how the government is supposed to work. When we grew up we learned about he reality, how corporations and rich individuals buy politicians to give them special privilege at the expense of others, that people vote for the most mindless of reasons, that politicians rarely tell the truth… If you cling to your idealised view and see the government as temporarily deviant from it, you will create all kinds of suffering for yourself. It is best to accept the government as it is, to consider that as normal and work to shift it more toward your liking.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)