So today is election day here in Canada. Remember that post I wrote a week or so ago about how I shouldn’t run for office? Well, did I mention that I keep getting the urge to do just that?
No? Well, I could have mentioned it. I do get the urge sometimes. You see, I do passionately want to make things better for people. I want the world to not become an oven, I want the arctic not to melt, I want animal species not to become extinct.
And I want education to be accessible to people. And I want people to be healthy, I want food to be good and real, I want looking after yourself to be an easy thing to do. I want people to be able to enjoy their lives, what the hell is life for if it isn’t for being enjoyed?
And that’s not all …
I want people to be safe. I want everyone to have a place to live and a place to work and places to socialize without having to fear abuse or crime.
I want people to be able get decent jobs where they can feel like they are accomplishing things. I want them to be able to feed their families and and clothe them, to afford what they need to educate themselves and their children, to have the chances they need to make their lives better.
But there’s always a but …
As I told you a week or so ago, I have a problem. I don’t have the skills I need to get elected. And even if I were to get elected, all my good intentions would be wasted.
Because I’d have so many things on the go that I’d never be able to keep track of them all. That’s called being scattered.
And because every time a new opportunity to do something good for my constituents came along, I’d go dashing off in pursuit of that, leaving other important things that had already been started to fend for themselves. That’s called distracted.
And because at some point I would start to focus so exclusively on some one thing that again, I’d end up leaving important matters to chance it on their own. Yep, you guessed it, hyper-focus.
What do the vote counts look like?
In short, I have all the passion to be a great politician and none of the skills to get elected or to execute the tasks that would be required.
I’m not a politician. I’m a man with ADHD. I’m a good man, but a man with ADHD.
So here’s the thing I can do, I can make sure that at some point during the twelve hours that the polls are open today, I get myself to those polls, and I vote.
After all, I have twelve hours, right? How hard could that be? I guess we’ll see.