My friend Stephanie J. over at Bike Book Bread has this post up regarding the election that really makes me say AMEN!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I agree with it 100%, but I also must add:
I am not into politics. And the reason I am not into politics is because most people cannot talk about them without being (overly) emotionally involved. And when emotions get involved, things often turn ugly. This is especially disconcerting when ugliness happens with people you care about.
When things turn ugly people feel like they have two options: fight or flight.
I am of the flight kind, mostly because I know nothing about politics, except what I need to know to make an educated vote.
As a general rule, I avoid talking politics to avoid the fighters. I avoid fighters because they often throw around words that are hurtful; words that they probably don't mean. Words that in the end cannot be taken away.
At the end of the day, the people in my life are not Republicans and Democrats. They are family and friends. They are people. They are the ones who will living alongside me in this life long after the election is over. They are the ones I live with. They are the ones I love.
It's about relationship, and in my opinion, that is worth fighting for... Politicians will come and go, but relationships last a lifetime.
This is the end of the one and only post on politics you will hear me type. Except maybe the post entitled: Halleluia! This Campaign is Finally Finished!