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How To Ease The Political Tension

Nowadays, it’s hard to avoid seeing anything political in the news or on social media. People have a variety of reactions to all this “political stuff”- anger at current events, anger at those who oppose their political views, sadness about what’s going on in the world, and anxiety about the uncertainty about the political climate.

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Here are a few things to do in order to ease your feelings about politics, for any views you have on the matter:

  • Get Off Social Media- if politics is doing nothing but annoy you, then avoid social media, or wherever you go that you see talk about politics
  • Help Political Causes- if you feel strongly about a certain policy or group, then donate to their cause, or ask what you can actively do to help them (like help with marches or events they organize)
  • Don’t Argue With People About Politics- usually, it’s not going to do any good or convince them otherwise. Even if you feel strongly about a certain policy or view, then talk in a civil manner, and use supporting facts or evidence to get your point across
  • Listen To What People Have To Say- ask why they believe a certain point of view. Don’t immediately call them an idiot (yes, this is hard). Then, if you disagree, calmly explain why you believe differently
  • Contact your governmental representatives- if you really want your voice to be heard, then you can contact your local government by email or phone
  • Be Wary of Fake News- if it’s not a reputable news source or site that you’ve heard of, you probably shouldn’t share it on your timeline. Facts are important
  • Be The Better Person- lead by example. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Be kind, help others. Do whatever you can to make the world a better place

Keep in mind that you don’t have to listen to anything we say. Just always remember to do what feels right to you.

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