The Girl Who Tried to Save the World
She had a lot on her mind that week: 500 words a day on the dissertation, carb loading and light training for the 1/2 marathon coming up that weekend, sew a princess skirt to wear during the run to contribute extra bounce and happiness to the event, try to save the world — it wasn’t a normal week for her. It was special. And so she tweeted
and then she sat down to research just how she might save the world.
After some careful deliberation, she decided that the job was not possible. The materials to save the world were not in place. There were only republicans and democrats – or as her father taught her “republican’ts and democrappies” – with a few libertarians sprinkled in for good measure. There would be no world saving that day. No matter how loud she yelled at the voting polls that day only 2 things would happen:
1. her voice would only somewhat be heard through voting
2. she would get kicked out for disturbing the peace of the other voters.
She went for option 1:
She got a sticker for her attempt. But the world would not be saved as long as there were only 2 choices.