On this morning the day after the US elections, people are either angry or ecstatic about the results.
I’m tempted to quote from Harry Browne’s book “How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World.”
In a chapter titled “The Utopia Trap,” he writes:
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“The utopia trap is the belief that you must create better conditions in society before you can be free.
It’s easy to feel that society needs an overhaul (major or minor) before you’ll be able to live freely. As a result, you can devote a great deal of effort to attempts to make others understand what you see, to the passing of laws, to a quest for a better society.
While you’re doing this, you obviously give up a great deal of time and other resources that could have been used to enjoy life.