I was out at a local bar the other night. The type of bar I don’t usually go to, it wasn’t dirty enough and the people weren’t as scummy as I usually like. I ended up talking to a woman that was there celebrating her little sisters birthday, a freshly faced ‘twenty-oner’. Somehow the topic shifted over to politics, and we were discussing who we voted for. She eventually asked me, “Who did you vote for?” Knowing that she was under thirty years old, and from California, I could already assume her response. Being the unapologetic asshole I am, I irrevocably said, “I voted for President Trump.” Instantly her eyes lit up and said, “Thank God, so did I, Finally I found someone my age who didn’t vote Clinton.”
To quote Archer, “My penis can only get so erect”.
Never apologize who you voted for, Trump or otherwise. Hell, never work too hard in hiding your voting history. I know in some situations and perhaps, some academic worlds, people need to be wary of expressing their political opinions. It’s an unfortunate reality of the world that we live. However, for most of us, it’s important that you don’t suppress who you are and what you believe. You will find in time that if you continually suppress your beliefs, you will lose a significant part of your identity. You will lose all the rewards that come from being who you are when it comes to meeting someone else who is like you. At the end of the day we want to be around and with people like us, don’t we?
If you voted for Trump, it’s not up to you whether or not he does a good job. You placed a bet on what you think is the best direction for your country, family, and friends. If people decide to ‘no longer associate’ with you because of who you voted for, are those people you want in your life anyway? The silver lining to this is that It acts as a natural people vetting system when you are willing to speak of your views unapologetically.