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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:01 PM

30. Do you get passionate and upset when you talk about it? I always do

I would try to get people to understand that things are bad, and I would make an effort to connect the dots for them and unless someone was as passionate as me they would try to shut the conversation down. My son would avoid talking about politics with me because he felt it upset me too much, and that I was being obsessive about it.

Eventually I backed off and put all that passion into DU where we are all like minded and passionate about politics. But in my family, job, and acquaintances if anyone wants to know whatís going on they always come to me. They think of me as the expert.

When I was young my mother was the person who knew everything. She would get passionate about politics too but at the time I wasnít that interested. I used to think she was getting too upset too, and would kind of avoid talking about politics. I was wrong though, as Iíve found out in my old age.

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