The Vote

The Vote:
An old man walking through his village saw a very long line of villagers gathering about waiting. And asked the person at the end of the line…
“What do ye wait for?”
Villager: “To cast vote for our new council member.”
Old Man: “Why wait for such?”
Villager: “He is important, his decisions can change our lives, bring us happiness or despair.”
The old man laughs and starts to turn away …
Villager: “Why laugh old man? Do you not take you’re well being, your very happiness seriously? “
Old Man: “Yea, very much so.”
Villager: “Then why walk away?”
Old Man: “They are much too important to give away to another’s control. I shall keep responsibility for my happiness with myself where it belongs. Why give up such power to other?”