Religion, Politics and Other Taboo Subjects
April 23, 2016 10:16am CST
Sometimes it is hard to just not go ahead and speak your mind. But whether it is a job interview or a first date, the word on the street is that certain topics are off limits. We have all heard to stay away from religion and politics. I would also think any personal ailments would also be shunned from most conversations so as to not bore that coworker with the thing on your toe or scare off that potential mate. I do have a bit of a problem with this concept. Aren't we all supposed to present our true face when we encounter other people? Religion, politics and yes even that thing on your toe make up the fabric of your beliefs, physical make up and substance of who we are. Are there any subjects you would or do stay away from in a given situation?
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• Los Angeles, California
23 Apr 16
I feel that kind of hesitation here and usually avoid those topics. When I do engage, it seems to escalate into unpleasantness rather than respectful albeit strongly worded discourse where two parties state their case and politely agree on disagreeing.
• United States
28 May 16
@acelawrites So true. Funny this election cycle with the Trump/Hillary/Bernie/Cruz circus has probably stimulated more political debate and discussion than I have seen in years. The media is having a field day with it. Guess we all have to see what happens.
29 May 16
@desertdawg I am not an American but I know your situation there. We had been in that situation before the past May 9 presidential and local elections. So many people lost friendships because of it. But we all aimed at electing who is the best that can make our country better.
24 Apr 16
Both the areas Religion and Politics is very controversial area. There are many beliefs. People belong to other religions may not like the point of the individual. Politics is an area where more enemies than friends are created. One cannot discuss them in public.
• Dublin, Ireland
25 Apr 16
For me, if I can't discuss religion or politics then conversation is going to get old and boring pretty quickly. Sure, you can shoot the breeze about sport, a movie you liked, a book, what's going on in your life, but all of the biggest, most interesting discussions come from religion and politics for me. The understanding that you can't speak about religion or politics has been placed there by people who get offended if you don't agree with them. It's not right. Everything should be up for discussion and people who get offended just need to grow up and get educated so they can learn how to defend their positions.