Social media unnecessarily polarizes our population.
You are either
- Democrat or Republican
- Pro-life or pro-choice
- Pro-guns or pro-gun-control
And then all we do is yell at each other.
The reality is that issues are not binary. And oftentimes, the truth is in-between the two camps.
You can be “pro-life”, while acknowledging that there should be exceptions if the life of the mother is on the line.
You can be “pro-choice”, while acknowledging the inherit limits to choice (i.e. terminating the baby post-delivery, but before the umbilical cord is cut)
You can be “pro-guns” while recognizing that something should be done to address mass shootings.
You can be “pro-gun-control” while recognizing the legitimate need for self-defense.
And the list goes on.
Remember — we’re all Americans. We’re all on the same team.
So don’t demonize the opposite party for the “evils” of their rhetoric.
Just have a conversation.