Yes, it's sad. It appears people are not able to have an intelligent discussion, and in the end agree to disagree. I have not "unfriended" anyone on facebook, but have "unfollowed" a couple of people because of their posts.
Diane....Hi there!!!! Hope you are doing well!
I find myself disenchanted.....Not just with politics...which was a common interest and an activity that my LH and I shared....but of other things too.....Football...I loved watching it or having it on while I did work around the house. Now.....what do you mean these overpaid athletes are not standing for the national anthem? (Yes, I understand freedom of speech.) We had dinner with someone tonight that felt it was important to show us many pictures of his son and his fraternity.....Dude...I just met you...maybe a little conversation instead of all these cell phone pics might be more appropriate.
I have blocked and unfriended some folks whose posts I find annoying. I'm on FB for family, friends, and kitties....all the other stuff is not important to me anymore. My tolerance has definitely dropped and my willingness to engage in "debates" over what/who/etc is right/wrong has all but left as well. Am I on my way to being a grumpy old lady? :) I hope not, but I think my energy is better served focusing on other things.
Losing my husband and all the "stuff" that goes along with it has taken it out of me.....but is that so bad?
Big hugs to you!
Hey there Diane,
WOW, you are one brave widowed girlfriend for sure!! Well, I could rant and rave and go on forever; but, we are all Americans and proud to live in the very best democracy there is! However, that said, count me in I was also one of those great Americans who last week was bumping into walls, and frankly dumb founded. Won't go there, but can't believe it either!! I really thought the lesser of two evils was the woman president. Anyway, you go girl, keep your head in the game, and your powder dry as my dad says. Ha ha! we need to laugh every now and then. Take care my friend.
Yes, hope it all blows over, maybe the Holidays will help.
Politics are politics. There has never been a campaign for a political position that has gone on w/out some sort of mudslinging. It's a fight to beat out an opponent. I choose who I want to vote for and leave it at that. During my grief, the way to make it worse was by getting involved by watching it on tv, reading about in the newspapers, engaging in political discussions all the while hearing Kumbaya in my head.
AMEN SweetMelissa! Kumbaya Always!!! I guess we just have to give this a chance...
Peace Be With Us!
Yes, Diane, I am VERY disappointed in how people are acting this elections season. In fact, my kids and I decided not to attend thanksgiving celebrations with my husband's relatives because of their views and how they are acting towards others who don't share their views. Laurajay, I understand your reluctance to get into politics, and normally I would avoid the subject, too, but some of us have been through a very brutal campaign season here in the U.S. that has exacerbated our grieving BIG TIME. Not only have I lost my husband, but now I am VERY WORRIED that I am also losing my country and all that it stands for in the world. This has not been a normal election in ANY sense of the word.