One thing I have noticed among friends regarding how they discuss politics. Either they preach to the choir or howl at the unconvertable.
Preaching to the choir has a self-indulgence to it, as if the other person's affirmation will justify their opinion.
Howling at the unconvertable is equally a self-indulgent act. Why bother? It creates a kind of "I'm better than you," division among friends.
Once, I had a coworker so obsessed with anti-Obama tirading, it made my work circumstance unbearable. I have another friend who is so anti-Palin, I feel anxiety just listening to her.
Rarely, do I encounter friends discussing issues, or tolerating uncertainity.
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