A slow motion suicide by bitterness

The more I watch Hillary Clinton complain about losing the 2016 presidential election, the more I am sad for her. This is what a slow motion suicide by bitterness looks like. If the people closest to Mrs. Clinton cared about her, they would stage and intervention and do everything they could to get her to move on with her life. She will never be President and her continued obsession with the prize that eluded her is unhealthy.

This is not about a vanquished candidate going away. I am legitimately concerned for her mental and physical health. She is clearly very bitter about the loss, to the point of an unhealthy obsession.

The reason this resonates with me is because watching Mrs. Clinton over the last year and a half is like looking in the mirror. I have been where she is now. It’s a terrible place to be and a terrible way to live. There comes a point that whether your complaint is legitimate or not, you have to let it go, accept it and move on. You have to make peace with it for the sake of your sanity, your health and your relationships.

Obsessing about the loss is not healthy. She will never be President and there is nothing she can do about that. She has had a historic career that not even one tenth of one percent of the population can hope to have. She has been arguably the most influential First Lady on policy, she was a U.S. Senator and the Secretary of State. At her age, Mrs. Clinton needs to be happy with what she has done and move on.

As Douglas Wilson put it: “Bitterness is like eating rat poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

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