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How to Be Nice When You Don’t Agree Politically

It is no secret that the world is divided right now. With everything going on with the political side of things, it has turned the world mad, angry and quite frankly, ugly in a lot of ways.

To be honest, I don’t give a damn how you feel or what political party you support but do you what I do care about? How you treat others.

The bottom line is, whether it’s politics, religion, vaccinations, or even the football team you root for, chances are, we will never see eye-to-eye.

And that’s okay.

As human beings we are ALLOWED to be different. We are allowed to express our opinion and have our own points of view.

In fact, that is the way it should be. How boring would it be if we all agreed on everything at all times?

The issue lies with how we treat one another as a result of those differences.

Can you imagine if we lived in a world where those differences didn’t make us see other as different at all? It was just a social norm that being different was normal?

What happened to what our grandmothers taught us, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” ?

In a day and age where technology allows us instantly to be ruthless and mean while hiding behind a keyboard, it can be hard to forget that people are people whom have feelings.

As I browse Facebook today I am saddened at the amount of hate going on in this world. It saddens me that this is the world my children are being raised in.

I want my kids to realize that everyone is different and that is a GOOD thing. So what if someone says, does or believes in something different than you.

Embrace it.

Be kind about it.

Respect that person for it.

There’s enough to worry about in life, why make it worse with your political rant or hateful words?

Moving into 2020 I plan to teach my kids that being different is good and being different is something to respect someone for. It’s never a reason to look down upon someone for it.

I hope you’ll do the same.