Minyan Mailbag - Election Day
I haven't voted yet today since the polls don't open until long after I get to work, but as I stand in line tonight, in addition to the task at hand, I will be thinking about how great it is to live in a democracy, and how thankful I am that I have the freedom to express my opinions and cast my vote without fear of physical harm or retribution. Especially as a woman, that is something I never ever take for granted.
And I am thankful to our armed forces and veterans (especially my brother, and my best friend - a Marine captain, and my grandfather - Army officer, West Point grad, killed in WWII), who defend our way of life and the cause of freedom around the world.
While I am very cognizant of the many problems facing our country, both economic and otherwise, when I consider what our country and the people of our country have survived and endured over decades and centuries, I have faith that the American spirit is a resilient one, and in the end, we as a nation will survive and prosper. I believe there are enough good people out there, doing positive things -- Minyanville included -- that eventually, things will get better. (However, please note that's a long term view, not a short term trade into this week's election craziness.) I think for my own sanity, I have to keep believing that - I mean, I'm 31.97 years old, and I would hate to think that the best days are behind me already!
Have a great day,
Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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