How to deal

Look.

I know.

Lots of people find an insistence on posting political material to be annoying.

But, here’s how I see it, dudes.

We have to engage to be a part of things. Whatever your opinion is, have it.

Talk about it.

Better yet, talk about it with people who disagree with you.

Do it as respectfully as you can, of course.

I’m no saint.

I’ve allowed my soul to catch fire and my words to get heated.

Nothing came of those arguments.

So I aim to develop DISCUSSIONS.

Discussions where we meet on common ground. Where our bubbles intertwine and we feel no threat from one another.

That’s when the walls come down and the eyes and minds open.

We are all in this together.

But, I won’t sit by idly and ignore what is going on because it makes me uncomfortable to interact, or because I may have to admit I’m wrong or fight for what I know is right.

I’ve got to take part IN it to call myself a part OF it.

A contributing member of society.

Not a faceless troll or a haphazard voter.

Education comes from those whose ideas oppose mine.

That’s when my mind grows, even if they’re wrong.

That’s when I see what I don’t already know.

Then I seek out what I can intellectually gain from.

Be patient. Kind. Humble.

Realize the value of your belief and the value of theirs.

If their belief hurts another human being it detracts from the concern I have for them.

It’s some kind of humanitarian law.

But, it’s theirs. Not yours.

And you won’t convince them to think otherwise with hateful words or angry glares or even a gun to the head.

Calm.

Cool.

Intelligent and fact checked, source cited information won’t reach those who are unwilling to budge.

Cut your losses for a moment and move on to those willing to hear an inciteful voice.

You can’t help those who need to be helped by bullying the bully.

It only makes the bully more angry and vengeful.

Love Trump’s Hate

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