Conversation I had with one of my (GT) kiddos about the recent elections and the Governor’s race:
GT: So, exactly how do you decide on who you’ll vote for?
ARG: Well, most people know there isn’t a perfect person to vote for so they vote for the person who has the most things they like.
GT: Wait? There isn’t a perfect candidate?
(I’m telling you… GT… homegirl thinks way beyond her 11 years).
ARG: Nope. Usually there is between three and four people who want to have the job. Most voters only look at two of the people running. Then they pick the one that they feel like agrees with them on the most things.
GT: Like the TAKS test?
ARG: What do you mean?
GT: Well, we get 4 answers. We cross out the two that are dumb. The two trying to trick us.
GT: Then we look at the two choices that are left.
GT: But then, what doesn’t make sense to me is that we’re supposed to pick the BEST answer.
ARG: Right. The best answer.
GT: But what you KNOW that one is just the BEST. Not the RIGHT answer. Usually, you can figure out that both of the ones left are dumb, too.
ARG: (I have no answer.)
GT: So… people go vote for someone that is just the BEST of the two not-dumb choices.
ARG: So… how was gym?
Seriously, folks. Who knew? The insight? The transparency?
I’m so impressed. I love this kid. If only adults could follow that line of thinking! :o)
Think about it.