reply to post by littled16
Hahaha, thanks, man. I've coveted that position for quite some time.
See, I agree with you, most people prefer the middle road, even if there is no middle road to take. But there are some that don't. And that is alright
too. The thing that unleashed this post from me was related to the Akin or Atin or whatever his name is, guy's comment. I posted an article about it
on my Facebook, saying specifically, "Politics...". It incited a debate, and one of my FB friends was for abortions and another was against it.
So, here was my dilemma. This guy, a friend of mine who I trained Krav Maga with in Springfield, Mo, during my stay there - a good friend, I might
add, and a really nice guy, but born and raised in the Bible Belt with all that comes with that - said something that made me cringe inside. Most of
what he said was acceptable - not something I agreed with - but acceptable. Then he mentioned that Akin was right in that most women require arousal
Now, I like to think we all know that is wrong (and if somebody disagrees, I respect that, and I will not debate it with you.)
But, instead of making an enemy of a good friend by taking the discussion and trying to inform him of his being wrong, I decided, you know what? This
is a good time to save everybody's egos instead of making enemies. So, I removed the article, and by doing so, retained two good friends and avoided a
debate turning into a #storm of hostility on my Facebook.
What I'm saying is - it's not the end of the world that he believes that to be true. Obviously, I don't agree with it - but nobody is going to die
from him being misinformed. Nobody is going to die from his wish to ban abortions. Most importantly, it's simply not worth it to lose a friend over
politics, or in this case, misinformation. Take a step back, and ask yourself - is it really worth it? No? Then just - let - it - be.
Go to the fridge, grab a beer, cool down, and find something that makes you laugh instead. You'll feel a lot better than when you struggle with the
frustration of a political debate, trust me. If everybody focused on living their lives with a smile on their lips instead of winning politically, I
dare say this world would be much better off.
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