Humans. I have faith in you. Recently, you’ve made me so sad. My heart hurts for the things I’ve seen and read lately. I can’t watch the news because it makes me cry. And I know I’m not alone.
But I believe in you. I know that deep down, you really don’t want to behave the way you’ve been behaving.
You don’t want to show the world that it’s okay to rape a drunk, unconscious woman just because you’re drunk too.
You don’t want there to be fewer consequences for crimes just because someone’s stupidity could have a profound impact on their elitist, athletic, wealthy future.
You don’t want to spend all that time and energy arguing about which is more important: the life of a gorilla or the life of a child, when you could be thinking about how to create real, protective sanctuaries for endangered animals.
You don’t want to blast a couple of parents who’ve done the same thing every other freaking parent on the planet has done at least once.
You don’t actually want a racist, sexist elitist president.
You don’t want to waste your votes in the fall and not vote because you hate both candidates.
I have faith in you. I know you can do good things in this world. You can change it. You can improve it.