“I am not a cobbler” – Seth Godin

Close friends of mine will attest what a massive fan I am of Seth Godin. So much so, that almost every day I am tempted to re-post the daily blog post he puts up. That’s write, a new pearl of wisdom, every single day!

But this one was just too good not to re-post, a little poem (my choice of word, not his) about voting.

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(featured image photo by Joi Ito – used under Creative Commons ‘CC by 2.0‘)


I am not a cobbler

… but that doesn’t mean I’m unable to choose well made and comfortable shoes.

You might not be a writer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read.

You might not be a chef, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your dinner.

You might not be a scientist, but that doesn’t mean you’re unable to understand the scientific method and accept a well-discussed thesis.

You might not be a programmer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Excel or the internet.

You might not be the boss, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about what happens next.

And you might not be a political scientist, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote.

Vote tomorrow. Even if it’s for a person who is sure to lose (especially if it’s for a person who is sure to lose). If non-voters started voting for outliers who live their morals, our democracy would change completely in less than a decade.

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