I am sure we all have a friend or friends who constantly post their every thought, move on social media. But now with a very heated Presidential election it seems almost everyone is taking to social media to pound their political belief into others.
What happened to the days when it was all about the cat, dog or cute baby memes or what they were eating. On a bad day you could find something amusing to make you laugh and move on. However, today there is no escaping the political exchange.
Politics is not my forte, it has never been, so maybe that is why I don’t understand the trend that everyone wants to post their opinion on the two Presidential candidates and if someone were to have an opposing opinion, the exchange turns out to be ugly and sometimes even resorts to name calling. I am shocked to see many, who I thought were sensible and responsible adults behaving in such a childish manner.
What happened to “agreeing to disagree?” It seems the latest is just disagree no matter what. Social media seem to bring out the hidden personalities of everyone.
I for one have made the choice not to vote and whenever friends try to convince me and I tend to disagree or explain why I chose not to vote, there are times I have been called stupid and ignorant. Maybe I am stupid or ignorant or even both, but I believe it is my choice to make the decision. I am not saying that my way is the right way, but that is the decision I have made.
While there is no denying every election has the public all riled up, this particular election with two very unpopular candidates seems to bring out the worst in everyone. Of course everyone agrees that this is first time that there are two candidates who are unpopular, however, yet they believe their chosen person is better than the other. At the end can’t we agree that neither are who public would like to see, but that it is so. Lets go vote for who you want and let the vote speak for itself. Name calling and bullish behaviour is not going to convince anyone to change their mind. Everyone believes and supports their candidate for a reason, lets just disagree but respect their decision.
I am glad that the election will soon be over and we can go back to the cute memes, I miss those days.