It’s hard because no one ever listens as soon as a conversation turns political. It’s just about waiting for our turn to regurgitate the pros of our favorite candidate or policy. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about: How should I change my conversation strategies in response to this fact?
In the past, when people asked me, “Are you democrat or republican?” I might answer with: “I just call myself a Christian, but other people also call me an anarchist.” Everyone just explodes with how naive and irresponsible that is. Or sometimes how I can’t possibly be both. We go back and forth on political theory. But nobody listens. Not even me. (To my shame!)