Today we live in a world that seems to be so divided. Divided in terms of personal ideals of what is right and what is wrong and why our specific ideals are better than one another. No matter what I do, where I go or who I interact with it seems like there is nothing but drama happening in this world.
I try so hard to keep the peace with everyone around me and to be a simply loving and caring person who just wants the best for everyone. The reason we are all so divided in today's society seems to stem from.. yeah you guessed it. Politics. I know that politics have been a barrier for people over the years but ever since Trump has been elected into office it seems like there is a literal wall (no pun intended) between myself and my family personally.
Yes, I come from a family of Trump supporters and no we do not get along when it comes to politics but that doesn't mean I don't love them any less. It just means that every time I am around them the idea of politics and Trump ALWAYS has to come up for some reason. My mother and father religiously watch Fox News and my brother and sister are huge supporters of *their* president.
It's not hard to tell that my family has very far views from my own even when stepping foot into my home. The garage has Trump items, gun signs and a "Hillary For Prison 2016" sign. Not only that but my dad and brother have a nice collection of flags having to do with the second amendment and no matter the time of day there is ALWAYS some sort of political news playing on a television in my house.
For me, living in a home full of people that I love but have opposing views is very difficult. It Is a constant battle feeling like my choices aren't supported by my family and that I should choose one side or the other. If I am being completely honest I could give two shits about politics in an actual Government perspective.
I personally identify as a more left-ish democrat/liberal or as my family calls me a "snowflake" in the social sense. This is because I feel as though guns should not be as easy to attain, weed should be legalized, gay marriage and anything LGBT is totally okay, abortion should be up to the person and so much more.
It's just very hard for me coming home to people that don't even have a sense of understanding in my views. They don't even let me explain what I mean when I speak because they don't want to hear it yet I have to listen to every single one of them talk about their personal views all the time.
Feeling personally attacked in my home for my personal views on the world around me is not okay and that is not to say that I don't have a great love for my family because I do. I am the way I am because that's what makes me happy and if believing in things other than my family then so be it. I just wish I could go a week without hearing how I am wrong and that my views on things don't matter and that Trump is doing great things for the country.
Overall I just wish I could live a normal life not worrying about hiding my personal views or holding back in fear of being fought against due to them, So there you go, I am a liberal living in a house full of trump supporters and I feel truly trapped sometimes.
I just wish there was a way out.