[Playlist] So We Can Stay Alive

After taking some time to process my thoughts over the outcome of this year’s presidential election, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only adult thing to do in this situation is to be patient and have an open mind. I normally detest politics and I try to keep it out of our content here at TDL but it breaks my heart that this is what our country has come to. I’ve seen hate from both sides – from Trump supporters to Hillary supporters – and trust me when I say, it’s not a good look, America. No matter who you voted for, this is not the time to be bashing each other. It’s time to rise up and pay very close attention to our next president’s actions rather than his words. I’m not saying his words weren’t deplorable, but words mean nothing if there’s no action behind them. You don’t have to support anything you do not believe in but you can be civilized about it.

As I read through every tweet on my timeline and on Facebook during the past couple of days, I just felt this overwhelming weight on my chest. We are so horrible to each other, especially when we’re behind a screen. Opinions are being shoved down our throats and if we don’t agree, we’re made out to feel as if we’re the devil and don’t deserve a chance at a happy life. Just stop! This is no way to treat one another and it’s probably the reason we’re in this predicament in the first place. As a highly sensitive introvert, I’m feeling everything from both sides and the effects are overwhelmingly painful.

It’s okay to be angry and scared and disappointed and shocked. It’s okay to feel whatever you need to feel right now. But do not take it out on other human beings who are most likely going through similar inner battles.

These songs represent everything we are feeling right now. Music is the one thing that brings us together and that in and of itself is exactly what we all need right now. Just give it time and I’m sure we’re all going to be alright. Stop putting your faith in politicians and cling to the music. It’s what has helped me heal through every battle in my life and chances are, if you’re here right now reading this, you feel the same way.

#LoveTrumpsHate. Always.

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Tina Roumeliotis

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina is the founding editor of The Daily Listening. She’s also a professional music nerd for BUZZNET. You’ll most likely find her where she finds most of her inspiration: introverting in her bedroom with her music collection and a pair of headphones.