A life without Voting – Globalization Hits Home


I’ve lived in different countries and held residency status without being able to exercise my voice and vote for President or any other vote for that matter.

Now I’m back living in my birth country and guess what….I didn’t vote.  Not that I didn’t want to, in fact I need the voting Identification for legal purposes … but because it was election time, I couldn’t get it before election day.  One more time I sat watching while others did it.

Now I ask myself, am I missing anything?  Today as many of my friends and family feel frustrated and a bit scared may I add.   I wonder if my sense of globalization is not better.  Because I’ve lived in different countries, I can honestly say that I keep the best from them and leave behind what I didn’t like.

I do admit that bad government decisions have personally hit me, we were part of Uruguay’s financial ordeal back in the year 2000.  I watched as many where affected by a left government, while many people where “assisted” sponsored by us middle class and upper class workers.

So what happens to me here in Mexico?  Do I keep living with my globalized mentality of being here but without participating in the government process?.  Does that take responsibility away from me in case things go downward from now on?

I wonder if other people that chose not to vote understand that to us “outsiders” it is hard to live here and know we could of made a difference but couldn’t.

To tell you the truth I have no idea if I should be happy or sad, I don’t know if I should begin to worry about my kids future or not.  I heard their propositions, I didn’t understand them.  Did anyone understand them?  It seems that I will be able to vote here in Mexico in 6 years.  I don’t know if I’ll be here..  I could go back to Uruguay and vote in 2 and a half years… should I?

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