I hope you vote today1.

You and I are so lucky to live in a time and place in which we get to choose our government. Democracy may feel like the natural state of affairs, but most of the human beings who’ve lived haven’t had much say in the matter of their own governance. We won the political lottery, my friend.

I know it sometimes feels like your vote doesn’t matter. I feel that way sometimes. Each vote is only one out of millions. But each of the millions and millions of votes cast is cast by a single individual, a person like you and me who carved time out of their Tuesday to participate in democracy.

We may vote differently, but we vote together.

  1. Non-American readers, I hope you vote in your next election as well! ↩︎