Will our vote be wise or foolish based on an emotion of fear or anger about a political candidate or party?
The Chicago Tribune cartoon depicting one person making a statement in the caption.
“Someday I’d like to for the better of two goods instead of the lesser of two evils.”
So how do we discern who to vote for based on right or wrong choices because in my opinion reading various news columnists reports on the upcoming 2020 election may not be the wisest choice of sources of information to help our brains discern which party or candidate is either a good or evil choice in the coming election.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb and a brain article to the conundrum we Americans are faced with to either make a wise or foolish choice when we vote in the coming election.
King Solomon Blog
So, give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours. (1 Kings 3:9
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. (Proverb 16:32)
What’s My Point?
The two greatest motivation in life are fear and love to drive us to make wise or foolish decisions in our lives.
Both fear and love have positive and negative emotional factors that are capable of driving a person brain to make wise of foolish decisions.
“Experts still have a lot of questions about the brain’s role in a range of emotions, but they’ve pinpointed the origins of some common ones, including fear, anger, happiness, and love. “
Great leaders know how to motivate their followers by making use of their emotions to drive them to accomplish what leaders envision for their “city.”
Three thousand year ago after being appointed king to succeed his father, King Solomon prayed to ask for a describing mind to distinguish right from wrong as a leader for his “city.”
My point is in our contemporary times politicians ask for your vote to lead us. We need to pray will wail choose discerning leaders to discern what is right or wrong as our representatives in government.
In My Opinion
King Solomon prayed for wisdom and anyone who ever takes the time to discern his writings will recognize that his Creator granted his request for wisdom. Yet, being an imperfect mortal and in spite of the wisdom serves to warn us that not even the wisest men will not always make wise good rather than evil decisions.
Yet somehow as the cartoon caption implies, we have to choose a leader based on the lesser of two evils.
In my opinion, a large turnout of voters who base their votes on a foolish emotion of anger being motivated by politicians or media, rather than discernment is no guarantee that the outcome will be good for the Nation over time.
In addition, unfortunately, many voters will vote based on emotions instead of discernment because savvy politicians know which buttons to press to motivate voters to fear and anger.
So which leader should we vote for even though neither one is perfect? And as the cartoon caption stated in the eyes of the characters depicted, they will have to vote for the lessor of the two evils?
In my opinion, what needs to be discerned is the choices being offered by both Presidential candidates.
One appears to me to want to conform to the founders plans that has over the course of time has led our Nation to prosper and succeed rather than fail over time.
The other candidate is promoting change to engage in Socialism which has in recent history proven to result in failures of Nations and losses of millions of lives. Using China as an example of Socialism, the news reports how government restricts individual freedoms of choice/
In my opinion, if we do not approve of a leader because we are angered by his personal style of leadership, we need to activate our brain to make use of self-control to discern the policies he represents to control our emotions.
For example, which candidates’ policies will either preserve or change our form of government that our founders envisioned?
Is one candidate proposing changes similar to Socialism which will to result in a nanny government control instead of freedom of choices?
In other words, if Socialism has failed over time in other Nations, why will it succeed in the USA?
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Which of the perceived evils will you vote for in 2020?
Will, according to the article, our angry emotions located on one side of our brain result over time to bring about happiness to the other side of our brain?
Will the choice you make in this election prove to be wise or foolish based on self-control and discernment of the policies Bing proposed by the candidates, or based on an agree emotion?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune Cartoon Caption August 25, 2020
Healthline- What Part of the Brain Controls Emotions?https://www.healthline.com/health/what-part-of-the-brain-controls-emotions#happiness