Why I just can’t get into politics 

It’s so ironic, being the person I am, who has only ever voted for the first time in my entire life this year  (and I’m 31), and I’m engaged to a man so extremely opinionated and cut throat when it comes to politics.

In my life, every time the election time came around I never paid much attention to it. I honestly, can’t answer why. Just not my thing, maybe ?

If you have Facebook and not living under a rock then you have probably had your newsfeed blown up regarding this war between Hilary and Trump. Democrats vs Republicans. *insert* derogatory name vs derogatory name.  I hope I’m not the only one who thinks these arguments are pointless and only fueling the fire of hate and division in our country.

I need to get this out there that I am very naive when it comes to politics. I am the kind of person that loves to share an opinon or two or three hundred about things I am highly passionate about. And I probably have no room to talk about a matter like this without prior knowledge , which is probably why this post is going on my blog and not my personal Facebook page, (I get absolutely uncomfortable in the midst  of negative hateful confrontation). But I’m going to get to the point of why I’m not into politics… Its cause I’m too damn worried about….

How there is so much hate in this world. So much division. Why is there so much poverty but people are winning millions of dollars on powerballs tickets. Why do people that aren’t fit to be parents have children ? Where is my damn Chapstick for the 50th time today?! Why do people lie? Cheat ? Steal? Why isn’t there more help for the mentally ill? Why can’t my baby ween off the boob and she’s almost 2 !! Why does my mom have no desire to get her life together? Am I being a good enough parent and how will I raise my daughter to be the best woman she can be?  Why is it that I am so terrified of growing old and wondering about the “what ifs”. I can go on and on about the things that worry me. I’m highly anxious 75% of the time, so i spare the mind numbingly long novel.

These are the types of concerns in life. I don’t want to focus so much energy on the debating which side is right and who is wrong. Who is more corrupt. I just want to live my life. Focus on my family and raising my daughter and how to navigate my life into one that’s positive and full of love that will transcend into my next life. I want to put forth my energy to better myself, and better the people in my life .

Politics will be just fine without me in it. I will gladly and naively stay in my humble bubble of “why can’t we all just get along”.

Until next time.

Xoxo, Paige

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5 thoughts on “Why I just can’t get into politics 

  1. I am a bit similar- I do vote, but I hate following politics, or even watching the news, because it is always so negative- the politicians seem to bitch about their opposition more than talk about policy, and the news is skewed towards the scary, negative, xenophobic views.. for every one murder there are thousands of people who just had a normal happy day, flowers that bloomed, children born, holidays taken etc… but you wouldn’t know it from watching tv. So I switch the tv off and just live my life. 🙂

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  2. I think we are pretty even on this one (i’ve never voted before, not in my country not here) it’s just a waste of time to me.. Choosing who to vote for is like choosing whose lies are more believable… I agree that focusing your attention to family will be more beneficial and less stressful, I just don’t even like inviting that type of energy into my home. Politics is a soap opera, politicians are actors… Great post!

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