How Is It That I Retain My Faith In Democracy Despite The Idiocy Of Daily Life?
How is it that I retain my faith in democracy despite the idiocy one observes each day in life?
It can be hard to keep trust in the judgements of the people. The people often conduct themselves in a misguided fashion.
One way that I retain my belief in democracy is by striking a balance in the extent to which I interact with people.
For example, while I enjoy going to the Houston Astros baseball game along with all the other baseball fans, I also enjoy sitting up in the top row far away from others.
In this way, I am both with the people and apart from the people.
You see an example of this in the picture above. You see that I am in the best seats in the house.
I can view the people in an abstract and philosophical manner from such a vantage point.
I have no desire to be removed from the masses. I’m happy to enter the stadium through the same gates as everybody else. I am fine with waiting in line to get my nachos.
Yet, of course, there is only so much one can take. That is why I take my nachos up to the cheap seats.