Anger is a bad adviser

This Sunday we are voting in the most crucial election to date after the demise of the military dictatorship. We are all angry at the lies of our politicians and the inefficiency of the state.

Anger is enough to push people into making the wrong decision, in favor of those who are perpetuating the tradition of false promises. But it’s also time for each of us to consider our own share of responsibility. If we vote for someone out of anger, without thinking rationally about whether or not they’re telling the truth, we will also be to blame for what is bound to follow. If we vote for people who have never worked a day in their lives, people we would never hire to work in a company, our anger will prove very damaging to the country. It is not an easy decision. There are those who are justifiably disgusted by the corruption of the old establishment. Sunday’s election, however, is different and we don’t have the time or the luxury to abstain or experiment.