There are people in our country grieving right now.
That is reality. Protesters have moved quickly from denial to anger in their attempts to process the election. I have known that feeling. It is not a pleasant place to be.
In their grief, people want to do something. Peaceful protests may cause the individual to feel better, but do they really correct the problem? Our energies are better spent on people than on protests. We grow as individuals when we interact with people who share different views, different experiences. If everyone around us is always affirming us, will there ever be discussion that leads to compromise, that leads to a way forward?