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Losing family and friends to politics

This is without a doubt the biggest tragedy that has affected such a large population of people. To be put in a position of losing somebody close. All because people feel they have a sense of superiority over others’ beliefs. There’s no need for this, but yet, here we are. Friendships lost, families separated, and…
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Some People Love Being Angry

Being angry comes naturally to some people. They enjoy getting in other people’s faces with their limited information. They lie in wait for anything to trigger them. Often times, its a small comment that ignites the worst in an individual. They are a walking tinder box and when a spark hits, they go from 0…
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Interrupting in Conversation is Because You’re Scared

Thinking that you are right can cause outbursts of panic. Especially if there is a possibility that somebody can prove you wrong. This is no more illustrated than in the art of the interruption. People who are trying to win their political discussions will most certainly pull out all of the stops. If the other…
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Note the time in political discussion

When somebody has what they feel is a strong point, you can sense they want to force it on you. Check to see what the time is and write that in your notepad, then say something like “Ok, you have my attention on (the topic), please, tell me everything you know and please provide as…
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Friends by a Thread Will Box You In

People stick to what they believe because they know they could actually lose friends. If you are currently politically charged and hang out with a group of people who believe the same or close, then new ideas wouldn’t be wise. What would happen if you started thinking differently then they do? Would you not be…
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Political Anger Breeds Ignorance

Survey the political landscape today and you will see that it has become a wasteland of bickering, loss of friendships, and daily stress. The more we butt heads, the more the nail gets driven into the board of your our own beliefs. As a result, you think of other people’s viewpoints as complete garbage. This…
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What you can do to stop or change political arguments: Bring a Notepad

If I know I’m even getting into the possibility of getting into a heated political discussion, I carry a pocket notepad and a key chain pen. The notepad I carry fits in my wallet. It’s a moleskin 2.5 x 4, just a bit larger than a credit card. You can find key chain pens that…
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Political Arguments Follow Tracks

When political arguments happen, it’s basically down to two sides. Within each side is a track that has been predetermined by what people think to be right information. Each side will try to one-up each other with seemingly strong arguments based off limited information. The amount of actual information they have is probably a fraction…
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Indie political removes all labels (except for two)

Living life with no labels removes barriers. If you think about it, labels are intellectually lazy at best. It’s easier to judge a large number of people at once instead of getting to know an individual. If somebody is given a label, you instinctively think of them as having preset characteristics.  You (or anybody else)…
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News Media’s Problem is How They Get Paid

Looking through the history of news companies and how they drew revenue will paint a different picture as to how we receive our information today. Since the inception of the internet, the need for newspapers has declined at a very sharp rate. It’s been estimated that they have gone from a mid-40 billion industry, down…
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How everybody is wrong in political debates and arguments

When it comes to politics, you aren’t right about a thing. This probably doesn’t sit well with you right now. Please take into consideration that I wasn’t exactly happy finding this out about myself, but keep reading. I promise that you will see why this became such a good thing. Think about the information that…
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