My New Political Diet
Over the last six months, I’ve gone through a change in political ideology- I was raised in a somewhat conservative environment, but recently that has changed. I’ve adopted the same attitude towards politics that a non-religious college student in their first religious studies class adopts towards religion- I’m just open to the idea of what might be out there.
Now, please don’t take my words out of context, bend them, twist them, and mold them towards your own idea of what I might be saying- I am not a liberal, I’m not a conservative; I’m so off of the political spectrum of left and right that you could equate what I’m going through politically to a spiritual journey. I’m using the absence of political belief to look inside of myself and see if I can find what I’m really looking for.
The way I see it, discovering your political beliefs is a lot like starting a diet that you plan on sticking to for a lifetime. That’s not something you should want to rush into, and neither is choosing who you want to side your political ideology with. Myself personally, I just like seeing when everybody gets along and actually gets progressive legislation passed- this would be like having a diet with plenty of fiber in it, whereas siding with a political side who halts progressive legislation would be like not eating fiber and replacing your fruit and vegetable intake with white bread that just makes you bloated.
I’m not out to change the way anybody thinks- I just want everybody to be open minded towards the possibilities of where we all could be politically.