A Rant on Being Open

A Rant on Being Open

Last semester as I was taking a course called Catholic Social Doctrine, I couldn’t help but feel alone in a room full of die-hard Obama haters that wouldn’t give our newest President the chance to prove that he could amount to something. During the dreaded Socratic Seminars (in which the entire class forms a circle and discusses the topic that the teacher made up), I found myself defending my personal views to the death and quickly became labelled the class’s “liberal tree-hugger.”

Wtf much?

There are several things that I have found that my group of friends hates and that I take a great interest in:

1.) vegetarianism

2.) animal rights

3.) giving Obama a chance

4.) protecting the environment

No, I am not a liberal-tree-hugging-commie-socialist blah, blah, blah. But doesn’t anyone else think those things are important? Once upon a terrible time at lunch when I brought those four topics up, I was swiftly drowned out by the bash of conservative right-winged debaters who would rather die than be open enough to let me talk about my own opinions. This only ended with me storming off in a furious huff and sitting with another group of friends.

So, people, give openness a chance. Instead of trying to prove the other person wrong just let them stick to what they feel is right, because fighting with them about it isn’t going to change anything; it might even make them less willing to change. Forget about what the other person believes in and just get along. It isn’t that hard, and I’m pretty sure that the more it’s tried, the more it will be liked.

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