So anyone who lives in the UK is most likely aware of the General Election we have coming up pretty soon. It’s been all over Twitter, Facebook, the News, there’s loads of memes and loads of propaganda, so why not make a blog post about it, right? Wrong.
You see, I keep up with it all, I have strong opinions and I know exactly who I’m voting for, but I personally don’t feel the need to share my opinions with everyone. I’m in no way bashing people who do; there are tonnes of people who eloquently express their opinions without forcing them on others and I am perfectly happy for them to do that. However, my problem lies with people that assume that you don’t have a clue what’s going on just because you don’t talk about it all the time.
I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to politics, but I do read the news and research the parties and try to keep up with current affairs, especially around election time. I form educated reasons as to why I will vote for who I’m voting for and I acknowledge that when it comes to politics, most things have to be taken with a pinch of salt. When it comes to friends or family who pose the question, I’m happy to chime in with a couple of reasons as to why I side with who I side with. However, just because I don’t shout my opinions from the rooftops, doesn’t mean I don’t have any.
I’ve mentioned before (I think it was in the post I did on why I’m not smart?) that I’m a pretty quiet person, and I’m not exactly one of those people that comes forth with everything I’m thinking. So I can come forward first hand and say that quietness doesn’t necessarily mean someone has nothing to say, it could just means that they don’t want to bother, or don’t feel like they should. My political opinions are one of those things that I’d rather just not always get into. With friends and family, yes I will every once in a while, but I’m not one to post online about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with people who do talk about politics online (as long as they do it reasonably), but don’t judge those of us who don’t.
Yes, when it comes to politics I do have strong opinions, but no. I do not want to talk about it.
2 rant posts in a row, what am I like 😉 Hope you enjoyed this, just a little something that’s been floating around my mind.
Lots of love,