Since I overheard the conversation (fair warning: if I hear your convo, I'm a part of it), I stepped in and shared a
"Just a tip: Don't ever play the 'If someone gave you $300,000, what would you do with the money' Game, because for the next few days, you will be waiting for someone to come give you $300,000."
(Told you it was off-topic.)
Anyways, circling back around to politics, after being inspired by my lack of anything political-related to say when waltzing into my parents' morning convo, I've decided to share with you...
The Top 3 Reasons I Don't Talk Politics
1. I am simply not educated enough. This is embarassing, but I just don't know my stuff well enough to debate politics. While I thrive on debate (seriously, start an argument with me, I.will.win), I opposite-of-thrive on looking stupid. And logic tells me, if I start to debate or even just casually talk politics and I don't really know what I'm talking about, the chances of me looking stupid are high - and homegirl don't like those odds.
2. People are so passionate about politics, and I just don't care enough. What I mean by that is this: there are lots of things I am passionate about, some of them in the political family, but in general, I just don't get heated over political issues. Seriously, I can get more into Big Brother scandals than general poltical chat. I don't so much mind just chatting about politics or political issues, but I don't want to yell about them. The easiest way to avoid such confrontations I have found is to simply not.talk.politics.
3. I don't know where I stand. This really goes hand in hand with #1. I simply am not sure how I feel about many political issues, and when I think I have made up my mind, it seems to change the very next week. You can't very well debate your little political ass off, and then change your mind shortly thereafter, it makes you look finicky (and no one likes finicky folks).
Someday, I would really like to learn more about politics (eliminating #1), make educated choices and pick where I really stand politically (discarding #3), and feel more compelled to talk about politics and defend my views (erasing #2!).
But, for now, I will settle for laughing at the political cartoons I can actually understand, and above all else, loving my country and always looking towards bright futures as an American, regardless of political affiliation!