Take a good look at the blogworld today - liberal, conservative - it doesn't matter.
What will you find?
Well - let's look at some of my favorites today:
- James Curran: Conservatives Are Hypocrits for Criticizing Tumel
- Alberta Aardvark: CBC "Policy" on Naming Suspected Criminals is Based on Political Considerations
- Big City Liberal: Conservatives Expanding Civil Service by Burgeoning Prison System
- Blue Like You: "Social Worker" Police and Moral Relevatism Contributing to London Riots
If you're not careful, that can lead to bitterness.
Especially, perhaps, for Liberals following the last Federal Election and for Ontario Liberals following the upcoming Provincial election.
And "Bitterness" can make you physically ill.
It's true. According to today's Vancouver Sun, reporting on a study from Concordia University.
It causes your body to release cortisol, which has been shown to negatively impact our physical health.
Accepting responsibility for your own lot in life, and accepting your limitations.
Personally - and, perhaps, politically.
Ask yourself, at least from time to time - is MY party perhaps less than perfect, and, if so, what could WE do better?
In other words - stop complaining about how the "other guy" has prevented you from attaining your goals, and learn to accept that, as the song goes, "You can't always get what you want.. but if you try sometimes, you just might find.. you get what you need."