I started getting interested in politics and economics about eight years ago, and I like to say it’s been both a blessing and a curse. It’s obviously extremely important to be informed of what’s going on, especially when you realize that people way more ignorant than yourself are running things and get to make decisions that affect your life. But being informed sometimes leads to frustration when you are surrounded by so many who are not informed at all, but still choose to participate in the political process.
I read this great article by Jack Hunter on friendship and politics. It makes the case for never letting politics affect your friendships, and for the most part, I agree. But I can’t deny the fact that the way I see certain people has definitely changed based on their political views.