It is often said, “Don’t let the opinions of those who don’t understand you define your worth.” That is much easier said than done, though. It’s human nature to want to be accepted and liked. We’re all “wired” to connect to and to seek acceptance from others.
Aside from the important question of why so many don’t vote and, in turn, hand over the decision-making – their very destiny – to the many others who do vote (but often don’t have everyone’s best interests in mind), the more critical question may be, “Is there anything we can do about it?”.
The concept of representative democracy is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our nation. It is a system that empowers the citizens to choose individuals to represent their interests and make decisions on their behalf.