Of Life and Obama


I’m trying to decide what’s better; to be happy or to be miserable.

Sounds pretty obvious, right? Normally if I voiced this aloud I would be met by a chorus of “happy, obviously!” but you know, I’m not so sure.

If you’re happy then things can spiral down hill…fast. I suppose I’m just having one of those moments where I feel like if you’re already miserable, and something goes wrong then you can’t get much lower. Conversely, being happy just feels fantastic, but there’s always the threat of losing it.

I mean, I want to be happy, I just don’t know if I can snap out of my over-thinking. I feel like no matter how hard I try, I am always going to be one of those people whose life philosophy is “nowhere to go but up.”

Maybe I’m lazy. Maybe being down with nowhere to go but up is because I don’t want to put forth the effort of staying legitimately happy. Maybe I would rather have small, insignificant things make me happy because it’s easier. Maybe I want it to be easy because nothing else in life is.

Maybe.

I was reading the New York Times today and I must be politically naive, but is President Obama really doubling troops in Afghanistan? Apparently so. Did we know this during the campaign? Probably, but it probably got run over by liberal media and I more than likely wasn’t paying close enough attention. The crazy part is (to me anyway) is that everyone seems to be taking this news in stride…and I’m willing to bet it’s because Barack Obama did it. If former President Bush had made the same announcement I’m wagering that there would have been a protest od some sort.

I’m sorry but it’s such hypocritical bullshit. BARACK OBAMA IS NOT A GOD. I like him. I voted for him. I was ecstatic when he won, but seriously, people need to stop acting like he’s the “do no wrong” messiah incarnate…otherwise things are just going to get out of hand. As much as I hate to admit it, but we are really going to need the Republicans to bring checks and balances back into our government. I am so happy that the Democrats didn’t sweep the House and the Senate, otherwise we would have been screwed (for lack of a better term).

Only time will tell.

I hate that phrase. “Only time will tell,” “Time heals all wounds.”

I’m too impatient.

*image from micketong.com

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