Well the polls have closed in the UK. Yes, we have been through another election. Isn’t it amazing how no one can talk about the elections in the news during election time?
This election has brought about greater awareness on the tactical voting that goes on. I know someone in a Liberal area and if they vote Conservative (which is what they want) then they might let a Labour Candidate in. So they will vote Liberal. Then there are other friends in other wards which will also be doing this and let the less disliked candidate in.
I was thinking – if this applies to elections. Does this also apply to other areas of our lives? Do we try to take the lesser of two or three evils? The least despised option? Do we have tactical decisions because we feel we will not get what we want so therefore make a series of Plan B, C, D and more? Not ever taking Plan A seriously? For example, when a couple find their marriage is going down the sink. suddenly one of them (usually the woman) decides a baby is the answer. Well, that is a very poor tactic. Often this ends in the couple breaking up anyway, but now with an additional heart to break. Other plan B’s are getting married with someone you don’t really want to because you feel there is no one else or because there is heavy family pressure to do so. I know of so many people who got married even though they were gay. It was their Plan B and found that marriage may have made their parents happy but off course they were not. It eases the pressure temporarily but Plan B is not a good thing for long-term health and happiness.
One response to “The Polls, Tactical Voting and Plan B”
I really like your point about how we fall back on plans by default. Plan A is great and for one I vote for it. On the other hand there are situations where plan B is what one does for various reasons not always negative ones. Sometimes plan B is a more realistic plan. When I was building my business I had plan A, B and C. Often I would find myself in plan A, but from time to time I would fall back upon plan B for short periods until I could re-instate plan A.
In terms of marriage, well, depends what a persons plan A, B, C is. Usually younger folks do not have much of a clue about marriage so they may think they are marrying with plan A but in reality they are in plan C.