This 2016 presidential election has taught me a lot. I learned that I need to educate myself more on the government and how it works because I’m really naive to the process and I want to be better prepared next time around.
It’s been a crazy ride and although I’m very happy that it’s over, I’ve noticed some people fighting with each other over the outcome of the election.
I’ve also notice people being attacked for simply stating how they feel about any kind of social issue going on.
Why can’t we respect each other’s opinions and keep it moving?
Why are we getting into heated arguments with each other over a difference in opinion?
We’re acting the way that Trump and Clinton acted during the debates. Instead of listening to each other and learning how to agree to disagree like adults and stating why we feel that way in a calm manner, I feel like I’m back in high school where the girls would attack each other over a guy they like. It’s getting out of hand.
I have many friends and family members that have different beliefs when it comes to politics, religion, and other social issues. Not one time did there opinions change my relationship with them.
I have my own opinions, they have there own opinions and we agree to disagree but we are never hateful towards one another. I’m not going to lie the conversation does get heated but we get over it.
People always say they avoid conversations that involve politics and religion to avoid arguments and it shouldn’t be like that. We should be talking about these topics. We can learn a lot from each other if we just listen and state our opinions calmly to one another. It shouldn’t be something that is uncomfortable to talk about.
I found this quote from Thomas Jefferson and it’s describes this perfectly;
We have to learn how to agree to disagree or we’re in trouble not only as a country but as human beings. Everyone has a right to an opinion, it doesn’t mean you have to like it but can we all respect each other?
I started this blog is to inspire people to become the boss of their lives. Stop listening to other people’s opinions and make your own decisions. How are people supposed to do that if they get attacked every time they say how they feel?
I don’t know the solution to this but I do know that as a society we’ve got to do better.
Let’s all just respect each other and agree to disagree. Apparently that is easier said than done in today’s world.
Do you know people that just can’t agree to disagree? Let me know in the comments.