"You were allowed to think what you wanted"

“I had my idea, and I was treated nice no matter what. You had your privacy and you were allowed to think what you wanted to think.”

I really liked this short NYT interview with 104-year-old Polish émigré Rose Orbach on how remarkable it felt to vote for the first time as an American citizen in 1956.

There is a certain feeling I always get inside the voting booth -- this mix of autonomy and productivity. Reading this made me think about how special it is.

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