Voting for the President

We are waiting for the next president of the United States.

I get goosebumps thinking about the process of voting. You go to the polling station just like going for a flu shot. No fuss, no sensation. You go not with a humbleness of a privileged but with an attitude of entitlement. The greatness lies with its normalcy, a sense of “This is what it is supposed to be.”

“What do kids know about adult’s affairs!” This was a phrase many Chinese kids of my generation got scolded with when we were my kids’ age, nosing around adults. But they do. It is amazing to hear what they think about abortion, gun control, economy, and relationship with China, and how their thinking influenced their vote in the mockup election in school. What a privilege it is that they get the opportunity to practice having a say about the president of the United States. The highest post I got to vote for when I was their age was the class president.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: