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Hope Heals: Calming the conversation


Mallory Stiles

By Mallory Stiles
Editor in Chief

There is a lot going on in our country. In the middle of all the chaos, it seems we may have forgotten that finding a win-win solution is the only way we all go home happy.

Everyone wins means EVERYONE WINS.

Compromise used to be a possibility, but lately it seems all Americans know how to do is dig in their heels and hurl insults at each other. I am talking to the people here, not the politicians. 

I think it is important to remember that we need to make imperative decisions, not win petty arguments.

I mean, yes, everyone should have a firm grasp of the FACTS, but maybe approaching it like an argument that happens in your drunk uncle’s living room on holidays isn’t the best tactic.

We need to promote awareness but it is very important that we don’t spread hate while doing it. Like Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high.”

I know that a chosen few have ever led by example on this one, but maybe it’s time we start.

I was never more saddened by our country’s behavior then when Michelle said in an interview, post Trump-inauguration, that she felt the efforts of she and her family to set a positive example while in the White House were basically for nothing.

Let’s prove her wrong and be a new generation of people who have a little bit of class and tact when stepping in the ring.

I remember in the beginning years of the MAGA madness, someone saying the country was on the brink of a civil war. It sounded absurd then, but seems all too possible these days.

We need people to deescalate the situation. Speak your truth, but respectfully. Humanize the people you are speaking to, all the time, even if you don’t want to.

Political violence is at an all-time high and I believe it is because there is an entire population of people in America who have been ignored for far too long.

The people who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, wanted to show their opinion mattered. So they got desperate and were deceived into believing that an insurrection was the only way to be heard.

Let’s be heard because we have quieted all of the screaming voices in the room. Let’s leave a legacy of peace and put an end to the nonsense.

Soon it will be us in control and it is our responsibility to ensure that we take with us only the best of what we have been taught. We have a chance to be different. Let’s take it. 



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