Political Conversations

How to Stay at Peace While Discussing American Politics

political discussion gone wrong

When discussing politics with another person, the conversation almost always ends in frustration. This person doesn’t see the situation my way, or this person is being so careless about what the population really needs. There are literally endless arguments that can be made on the front of American politics. These conversations boil our blood, and often times stir us up for at least the next hour. So why do we let these talks get us so worked up? We need to learn how to maintain our balance in times of discussion, and not let the other person’s beliefs affect our own emotions. There is no reason to let someone else’s thoughts ruin our day as much as it does currently.

political discussion gone wrong

These people don’t appear to be calmly discussing politics. Make some changes to have a calm conversation. Taken by Sharon Mollerus.

Both democrats and republicans can benefit from this, because it’s something both parties struggle with. Many Americans (even those of the same party) have problems when matters of politics are brought up. The main thing we need to realize with each and every conversation is that it will not directly affect the government anyways, so there is no need to let the political views of someone else ruin our day. This may be hard for some people to see even though it is a very simple idea. Understanding our outside perspective is very important. We also need to know that just because someone else has a different idea about the topic at hand, doesn’t mean we should think of them less as a person. Nothing that someone states politically should give us a reason to judge them. Every problem that exists has more than one way to solve it. This doesn’t make one better than the other, just that there are more options available than one might think.

If we each start to incorporate these simple and easy techniques, we may be in a better spot to understand the actual problem. When we see a problem from another point of view, even if we don’t agree with it, it gives us more insight to the situation. The more angles we are able to understand, the more wisdom we have. Instead of getting in a fuss about politics, we can actually learn something from someone who does not have the same opinion as you. By understanding this, we can look at politic discussions in a whole new way. This gives you an edge that your peers may not even understand. This also helps you, because you will react in a better way when you can explain something back to them using their own words. They might not understand your perspective, but you understand theirs. This gives you just a step ahead of them.

happy political people

These people are happy, and we want to be like them, especially after discussing politics. Taken by Virginia Artaza.

Politics should never be something taken as hurtful, judgmental, or discriminating against another individual. But, unfortunately, many people in America look at these discussions in this way. We need to learn how to balance the mind, and understand the full extent of the problem that is being discussed. By using other’s ideas and listening to what they have to say, it will help you develop your own thoughts. By learning about yourself and other’s perspectives, you are actually gaining wisdom throughout this process. This can either strengthen or weaken your previous beliefs, but both are making you well rounded. That is what is most important when discussing American politics. After all, we both represent the same country, and want the best for what is to come. We all need to be happy with whatever happens, and make the best out of the future as it comes our way.