Welcome back to my campaign series, friends! This is Christmas speaking. Today is our fourth week of Campaigns With Christmas and today's topic is Freedom. I thought because Monday was 4th of July this would be an appropriate topic.
First we're going to dive into what freedom means. Let me Google the exact definition...
Freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
How can this apply to me as a candy date and to me if I become mayor of Blogville?
Yes, being the mayor is obviously a way to gain authority. You can host events, you can keep Blogville safe for people of all ages, and when you share your posts and opinions, those in Blogville who look up to you will obviously stick around to listen what you have to say. However, I find it very important that if I am to become mayor, Blogville remains a place of freedom, and I posses freedom myself.
For a person, freedom can mean reading the books you want to read or going the places you want to go or saying the things you want to say.
For a dog, freedom can mean choosing which bed you want at the pet store or choosing which dog in the neighborhood you like best or barking at the squirrels and telling them how you feel about their annoying scampering and screeching.
For a cat, freedom can mean walking on the counter tops even if your humans don't want you to or choosing one type of kibble or another.
So, we all have people and doggies and kitties we listen to in our day to day life, but we have still freedom over our opinions, right? How can I use the aspect of freedom to be a great Blogville mayor?
Instead of bossing everyone around with my new power (this is considering if I do become mayor) I can still be an authoritative doggy without being a nosy dude who everyone despises.
Instead of pointing out the flaws of others (we all have flaws, even me) I can encourage them and help them with whatever they need help with.
Let me leave it at this, friends, and I feel like this is the most important thing that needs to be pointed out...becoming mayor isn't about becoming everyone's boss. It's about becoming everyone's role-model.