Today’s daily prompt is called Polite Company and it asks;
“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?
Well it all depends. Once again the daily prompt has not given me enough information to satisfactorily answer the question.
Who are these people? Is it a girl you are trying to impress? A co-worker you have to see everyday? A new boss? Your girlfriends parents?
Also where is this happening? Is this discussion taking place at a funeral of a mutual acquaintance? In the work place? At a work party? In a university? At some kind of social function? During the middle of a film at the cinema?
And then of course there is how much/little you care. Do you care if these people will dislike or maybe even hate you because you dare to have different political religious beliefs to them? If you care shut your mouth. If you don’t care, go nuts.
As for me, I don’t really care. I’m a big boy. I accept everyone has different views, that doesn’t bother me or make me feel and my beliefs/ideals feel threatened. In fact I’m always curious to learn people’s beliefs and attitudes, how they came to them, how long they’ve felt that way, and have they changed over the years.
Of course that doesn’t mean I would discuss them at a funeral. “Oh hi there so you’re the Tim that Gavin knew, he said you had some radical political ideas that were totally nuts”. Yeah that doesn’t go down well. Time and place. Time and place.
Other than that I’m always happy to talk about big issues and topics.