I Was a Republican, and I Was Wrong
Sometimes people have a hard time admitting when they're wrong, but I'm no stranger to it. I can't count the times I've said "I'm sorry" to people I've hurt or disappointed. I've been wrong about all kinds of things. Some people have forgiven me, and others haven't. I'm sorry, and I can admit that. I should admit that. I used to be an arrogant, Fox News-loving, NRA-supporting Republican. I once described myself as a free-market capitalist on the Today Show, and at the time, I was smug and even proud of it. I once measured success by status and income even though I had little of either one. I took pride in being a bit of a snob, and I lived a life of smoke and mirrors in the hopes that I could reinvent myself into someone who was powerful and important. I thought that would lead to a good life, but I was so wrong. I thought that if I aligned myself with the most fiscally conservative party that I'd somehow become like them, and in my ignorance, I thought that [...]