“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
I love my family. For the most part, we agree on just about everything. However, when it comes to politics, we are at opposite ends of the conversation. I’m a conservative; they are not.
Politics has been a part of my life ever since I was 18 years old (long before I could vote). During my first year of college, I joined the Young Republicans, took a Political Science course, campaigned for a senator in the state where I was going to school, and that was the beginning of my involvement with politics.
Back home, I continued to volunteer for local, state and federal candidates. Because some of those running for office were personal friends of mine who just happened to be Democrats, I helped them, too, but only because back then there were very few Republicans running for local and state offices. We all got along just fine, and we all had great fun campaigning together.
Recently, there was an argument within my family about the current condition of our country. I’m not going to change their minds, and they are not going to change mine. So, I’ve made my family aware that while I’m not going to shove information down their throats, I’m not going to be silent, either.
We can talk about the weather or our favorite TV shows or what to have for dinner or a thousand other things, and that will be all good and well. But, if one of them dares to open the political door and mention the forbidden then I’m going to delicately pounce back.
That’s just how I roll, so to speak, and it’s not going to change.
I guess that’s all I have to say.
Oh, about this website. I’m still in the “thinking” stages of what to keep and what to remove. A few posts have been taken down, but for the most part I might be done deleting and could add a few back to the site.
We shall see …
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7 thoughts on “Just Be Yourself”
I had that same agreement … once you throw your hat into the ring of political debate, my political silence goes out the window.
Exactly! I made myself very clear to them. At my age, I’m not changing.
So, you have family members that love the current admin…or, they just hate Trump?
They are Democrats and they hate Trump. I suspect they fully recognize the mess Biden has made but they won’t admit it.
Wow. Talk about cognitive dissonance.
We all were raised in the same house with the same parents. I just don’t get it, but I still love them.