I have a right to my opinion.
Even though you may not agree.
You have a right to disagree with me.
You have the right to say whatever you want to me.
Maybe you feel the need to “educate” me and point out the folly of my opinion. Maybe you feel like ridiculing me in public might make me change my mind and believe the same as you.
But if you thought about it for a few seconds, you’d realize that politics are not a good reason to hurt someone you care about. None of us are so well-loved that we can afford to throw away the people who do love us.
That being said, I am ashamed of myself. Ashamed because this morning I found an article about the election that I wanted to post to Twitter, but I did not simply because I didn’t feel like dealing with all the hate from some of you who do not agree with me. I’m weak. You win. Whatever makes you happy.
I hate elections years because they inevitably bring up rifts between people who would otherwise co-exist harmoniously. I love election years because they enable us all to tell people they’re really not important to us, at least not as important as being right.Friday September 12, 2008
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