(Philadelphia Inquirer) -- It's been a little over a week since President-Elect Donald Trump's victory, and I'm going to ask us to stop doing something that we are hardwired to do, to reject what is arguably the human race's best trait.
Adapt. We shouldn't.
This won't be easy because we're good at adapting. It helps us move on. It gives us hope. It has, in the past, even kept us united. No matter what we've faced - wars, 9/11, mass shootings, the election of a man who built his campaign on bigotry and fear - we have always found a way to adapt, to find our "new normal."
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Even as people protest Trump's win, I can feel it happening now - the inevitable lean into our instinct to rally, to hope, to bury bigotry under euphemisms, to have faith that no matter how bleak things seem, everything will work out, because well, that's what we do - we desire nothing more than to get back to normal.