Big decisions at critical times are like jumping into a chasm. You don’t always know the outcome when you take the leap. Fear and excitement happen simultaneously. However it turns out, the next moment will be measurably different from the previous one. Like most risks, there’s a period of anticipation and ambivalence. It holds you back until you’re ready to sacrifice the odds of an unfavorable outcome for the chance of the future state you desire.
Not voting is a coward’s path. The choice not to participate usually comes with an intellectualized rationalization using primitive psychological defense mechanisms. It’s a common response to fear. You just have to convince yourself that no decision is the best decision. While finesse and timing might make the case for deferring a choice, you eventually have to make it or it is made for you.
Take the leap. Vote.