Why We Should Keep Our Political Views To Ourselves

Why We Should Keep Our Political Views To Ourselves

Or at least off of social media.

The battle between which political party is better is officially in full effect. Being a well advertised topic and with the upcoming election, everyone has begun to voice full heartedly over social media which side they stand on and who should be the next president. Day after day we are bombarded with information on who is more qualified and the media is exploding with support and criticism. Not only do we see these arguments online, but they are consuming our every day conversations as well. The constant day in and day out on who will win the primaries, who will be on top of the polls and their views on their top candidate. It goes without saying that this election in particular has brought about the most publicity and anger. The constant bashing on candidates and posting how we don't understand how someone is not voting for a certain candidate. All of this has been consuming our lives and it needs to stop.

Why should we keep our political views to ourselves? Because we all have the rights to our own opinions. Who is anyone to say that we should vote for a certain candidate? There is an understanding that we may feel strongly to one side or one candidate versus the other, but in no circumstance is it okay to bash people who are not voting for the particular candidate they are. While the arguments made on each side are valid and interesting to hear as it makes our views more well rounded to everyone's views, we need to remember two things. Each of us in this world has the right to vote, and the right to have our own opinion.

With all the negativity, harm, and violence going on in the world that we are shown from the media day in and day out, a lot of people use social media platforms as a way to get happiness and comedy back into their lives. There should be pictures of your dogs, your vacations, your family and friends! Believe it or not there was a time when social media was fun and enjoyable. Unfortunately now it is filled with news and people ranting over the Trump Vs. Hillary debate. There enough politics in the media so why not just leave it to the media? Instead of having our social media filled with hostility we should get it back to being an enjoyable outlet throughout our day when we scroll through funny videos of dogs jumping into pools. Personally, I respect everyone's opinions no matter what it may be, but there comes a point where our complete thoughts should be kept to ourselves so that we do not make other people feel bad for what side they believe in or what candidate they are voting for. We should accept everyones views instead of being disappointed they are not voting a certain way. We all need to just take a step back and respect each other!

Cover Image Credit: voteforfun.org

Popular Right Now

7 Things You Do If You’re One Of Those 'I Always Order Chicken Tenders' People

It's hard to love food but also hate it at the same time.


Growing up, my mom would usually have to cook me a separate dinner from my siblings. Why? Because I was ridiculously picky and wouldn't eat the same foods as everyone else. Trust me, it gets old. It's not my fault certain things just taste gross, you learn to live with it.

1. You eat something you hate just to see if you still hate it

I'll take a bite of a burger every once in a while just to reaffirm that it still tastes like dirt. I just have to know. Don't even get me started on vegetables.

2. When trying to explain what you actually like to eat, people give you major side eye

Don't ask me about my eating habits unless you want to get into a long, confusing conversation.

3. Eating at someone else’s house when you were younger was a pain

You hate to tell their parents just how much you hate the food that they gave you. So, you sucked it up and ate it anyway only to come home and whine to your parents.

4. There’s one thing on any menu you always fall back on...even if it’s on the kids menu

Pizza, maybe. Chicken tenders, always.

5. Trying a new food is a very proud moment

It's like, wow! Look at me being all adventurous.

6. When you realize you actually like some new food, that’s an even more amazing moment

Crazy times. This rarely happens.

7. Sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s the flavor, all the time it’s left on your plate

Oops. At restaurants it's either left on your plate or your order is very specified.

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

5 Pieces Of Trash You Can Turn Into DIY Gifts

Budget friendly and environmentally friendly gifts!


I am broke. So, holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays sometimes put me in a bind. An empty bank account leads to a spike in creativity. I also care deeply about the environment. I try my best to do my part. Such as, making coffee at home instead of buying it or using a reusable water bottle.

One of my favorite pass times is making crafts. Craft supplies can be expensive, but using items I that I already have can save a lot of money. Plus, nothing beats a handmade gift. Homemade gifts come from the heart and people appreciate that. These gifts are good ideas for Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, and anniversaries. So if you want to save money and the environment, like me, then these gifts are a good start.

1. Coffee cans

This is a coffee can that I turned into a gift for my boyfriend. I made it for Valentine's Day. All the supplies I needed was paint, paint brushes, wooden letters, and a hot glue gun. It can be used to hold kitchen utensils, writing utensils, change, and much more.

2. Water Bottles

This water bottle was turned into a fairy house. I choose to put an artificial candle in it. I gave this as a birthday present to some of my friends. The only supplies used for this project was paint, a water bottle, a fake flower, and a hot glue gun.

3. Lids

Assorted popcorn lids, coffee lids, and any other lids can be turned into wall art. This photo is a sign I made out of an assorted popcorn tin's lid. All I used was the lid, paint, glue, and sea shells.

4. Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet paper rolls can be turned into many different things. This gift in particular was made for my roommate who loves to sing. The supplies used were a toilet paper roll, paint, pipe cleaners, and foam circles.

5. Glass Jars

For this project any glass jars work such as jelly jars, spaghetti jars, and pickle jars. I turned these jars into gifts for my family. They are used as vases.

Trash can be turned into some pretty rad gifts. The gifts in this article are some of the best presents I have ever given. I was able to make them perfectly for my perfect loved ones. These gift ideas are perfect if you are broke, want to save the environment, or want to make a special gift for someone you love.

Related Content

Facebook Comments