Fandango’s Provocative Question #197

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In your interpersonal relationships with acquaintances, friends, and family, are you able to separate political ideologies from the people who hold them? Why or why not?

I have a few friends who are clearly Trump supporters and in that case, I don’t ever get into a conversation about anything political. If someone brings it up then I will say “haha, we shouldn’t have this conversation because we definitely don’t agree”. Why not just say it straight out. If someone doesn’t want to be my friend or something then oh, well.

5 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #197

  1. Hehe! I was brought up in a very politically liberal home. When I married Sparky he was liberal. Somewhere along the way he became much more conservative. Now I’m sleeping with the enemy. We don’t talk about politics. He did however concede that Jan. 6th was wrong on every level and has stated that he did NOT vote for Trump in the last election. There is hope…

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  2. A lot of the people I work with have vastly different political opinions to mine, I try not to discuss it with them, but often I have no choice but to listen. I keep my mouth shut, there’s no point in arguing when you won’t be any better off

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  3. I’ve noticed that I’ve changed a lot when it comes to things like this. I don’t need my friends to agree with me. We are still capable of getting along. I think it’s because once I grew up and was out of my parents house I learned who I really was instead of who I was told to be. Or maybe it’s just maturity, if so then it would appear that some people never achieve that. 😄

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    1. You know when I was a kid I remember my parents saying that “It is nobody’s business” when I asked about who they voted for or whatever. Politics was not a topic in our house and I have no idea if that was because it wasn’t “important” or if it just wasn’t talked about. I have only started paying attention to politics for the past 4 years or so, since meeting my husband David.


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