If you’re in the U.S., I’ll bet you are just really enjoying this political season, aren’t you? Everybody is just lovingly and happily exchanging ideas on their favorite candidates with tolerance and thoughtfulness. It’s a joy to witness, isn’t it?
What? That’s not what you’re seeing? Yeah. Me neither. There is so much rancor and vitriol going around that I can hardly stand to be on FB, Instagram or any other social media. It’s really disturbing. People that used to be friends are fighting and calling names. It’s sad.
When I was younger, before computers and certainly before social media, there was a custom that discussing politics and religion was poor form. Do you remember that? Why do you suppose that custom existed? Sure. Avoid those topics and you avoid the major causes of fights. But now that we can “share” our opinions from the safety of our keyboards or mobile devices, it seems that getting into fights is the new favorite passtime. Personally, I hate it.
And so did the Apost