Amid the perfidy, you and I need to live our lives. Corruption, vested interests and outright criminality taint much of public life, but for the most part, what we do day-to-day isn’t that much affected.
It will in the long-run alter everything we do, but unless you take an enormously long-lens view, this afternoon is the same as every other. Yes, the media’s splashy stories grab our attention, purporting to make them relevant to everyone. But that’s not the case. Presidential politics is at best badly written soap opera; celebrity is court jesters pandering to the crowd; economics is dazzling magic tricks that make no sense.
Nope, none of these things change today.
Here is the inevitable truth: that we all somehow can only find happiness and satisfaction in the everyday. Locating ourselves in a circumstance we’d be okay repeating tomorrow remains as clear-cut – and elusive – as ever. Being in charge of your own orbit is challenging, subtle, empowering and sweet simultaneously. All that remains is to choose to make it so.