I was shocked when my friend told me that she thought I was really into politics because I never considered myself a political person.
She also said she has always been told by her parents never to mention politics with friends.
Why is politics such a taboo?
We all have come from different backgrounds, received different education, and read different books. Even within the same country, there are left-wing and right-wing, communist and green parties. Of course, people will have disagreements.
While it is true that many people don’t care about politics at all, we are given the right to believe in what we believe.
Another friend of mine met her ex-boyfriend online, my friend is from China and the ex-boyfriend is German. They argue constantly over political issues. Eventually, they broke up, and neither side changed their beliefs.
Does that mean we should try to not mention it in daily conversation? I, at least, believe that gives us more reason to talk openly about it and learn from different perspectives.