‘A beautiful moment from last week? It was a tough week. We’re from Washington and it was pretty somber there. We work with students. And especially the students of minority groups are having a hard time.’ In the streets of Austin I hear this sentiment more often. People often commented on the election and how that influenced their week negatively.
The day after the elections in Dallas was different. Spontaneous remarks on the result rarely came out. And the answer on the question ‘How’s your day’ was a typical ‘good’.
The answer in Austin is one of fear and worry. One man said he is scared that the situation in the US is like former Yugoslavia. He reckons the tensions are high. He voted Trump. But afraid of retributions he won’t put a sticker on his car. “At work colleagues whisper they voted for trump too, but ask him not to tell anyone.
Fear are not low stocked in this uncertain times. It doesn’t matter who you voted for. Fear can be found across the board. And knowing this can help. So you can show som compassion. Because someone else can be scared too, just like you.