In the discussion thread: RANT: I have lost tolerance for people who have no interest in current events or politics. [View all]
Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)
Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:20 AM
MadHound (34,179 posts)
11. Life isn't JUST politics,
And having a full, well balanced life is a healthy life.
Have you ever considered that perhaps these friends and family of yours are simply wanting to escape from politics? After all, this is an election year, and we are all being inundated with politics, on the news, in commercials, driving down the road. I can understand that feeling because we've been swamped with politics for a year now, and it is getting old, real old. I will be happy when the election is over, because, as always, it has become too much.
Have you ever considered that these friends and family of yours aren't talking about politics with you, simply because it is you and you're taking politics far too seriously? You say the way a conversation goes is you talk about this, then you talk about that, but when your relative wants to talk about something else besides politics, you end the conversation. Don't you think that's a bit over the top? Hell, if you did that to me, I frankly wouldn't want to talk politics with you either, hell, I'd be leery of talking with you at all until the election is over.
Have you ever considered that you're far too involved with politics? Yes, it is important, but it is not the be all and end all of our existence. Frankly, it sounds like you're obsessing about it a bit too much. Perhaps you should take a step or two back from it. Obsessing on any one thing, to the exclusion of everything else simply isn't healthy.
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