Polite Company: Bad Vs Good

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

I think this statement holds up pretty well but their are some truths that may get missed that proves this proposition wrong. I think if there is sincere care for the person on the other end of the discussion then there is really no negativity that can escalate. 

Now if there is no connection with the people you’re talking with, then things may get heated and even cause conflict. It almost seems like if there is a deep connection with your argument buddy then your also more open to hearing things they say. Opposed to a stranger that will say things you disagree with when discussing religion or politics, even music. The art of discussion is endless, and if you have no bond with the other person you are talking with, fighting is an option.

Friends fight but enemies goto war. I think there is always conflict but necessary discussions resolve the matters, kinda. That’s what makes the statement sound silly, even though their is someone I don’t know that doesn’t mean that I can’t talk about important topics I feel strongly about with them. It might be a bad idea but my point of view is too important to me and if I’m holding back then ultimately I’m losing out.

I guess we truly don’t know the future, we don’t know who will come into our lives. Sometimes people need to just be heard, and even once in awhile there will be someone that can make you change your view on life just by something they say. If you close yourself off from conflict or discussion then your not testing the philosophies you’ve developed in your head. We all have something to offer the world, so don’t suppress honest expression from within.

And always agree to disagree.


Author: storiesfrommystomach

I am from a Village called South Komelik on the Tohono O'odham Nation. I enjoy poetry and philosophy. Hope you enjoy the blog! :)

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