I was pleased to see this message from Barack Obama to his children on the back of Donald Trump’s election win. It not only shows Barack’s concern for that of his children, but it’s also a positive sentiment through what he sees as uncertain times ahead.
Whether you voted for Donald Trump or not, his election win shows what lies ahead through the next Presidential administration. Whether you are concerned or not, there are already significant concerns on how the next 4 years will work out.
Whether you voted Democrat or Republican, this is for everyone.
“What I say to them is that people are complicated. Societies and cultures are really complicated. This is not mathematics; this is biology and chemistry.
These are living organisms and it’s messy. And your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness and respect and understanding.
And you should anticipate that at any given moment there’s going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront, or may be inside you and you have to vanquish. And it doesn’t stop.
You don’t get into a foetal position about it. You don’t start worrying about apocalypse. You say okay, where are the places where I can push to keep it moving forward.”