“We Are Not as Divided as Our Politics Suggest”


  • Mike678

    It’s surprising how much we have in common–it’s the small issues that draw lines in the sand–small issues made to appear larger by a media in which division and sensationalism sells.

    I have many ideologically left friends that I chat with as we group for common interests. I hear “Trump this, Trump that,” and after they finish I ask ‘that’s nice, but what has changed in your life? How have these tweets, these policy shifts and so forth affected you that you take it so personally?’ After a few moments of silence the subject then shifts back to what we have in common….