Thursday, January 26, 2012

why I'm taking a break from debating politics

Since becoming a mommy, I have had little time to engage in politics.  Sure, I've kept up on it as best as I could, but engage in discussion?  Not very much.

I read this a few days ago, and I thought "hmmm, good for her, but not for me."

But then this week I watched a debate and the State of the Union.  And I engaged on facebook and twitter.  Because I am passionate about what I believe. My belief and responsibility strengths were in overdrive and they told my empathy strength to be quiet.

I ended up going to bed angry, frustrated, and sad.  None of these things are good for me.

So I decided I'm not going to discuss politics on my social media venues until after the election. (Unless someone asks me specifically a specific question.)  It's not because I don't think people of my faith should avoid politics. Quite the contrary.  It's not because I think I've got it all right and everyone else is all wrong. (I don't - there are still many areas I am unsure of if I am really honest with myself.)

It's because I don't really like who I am when I let myself get riled up about things with people who I will probably never change nor will they change me. 

And I have other things on my heart, other things to do, other things I am called to at this season of my life.

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