Political discussions is the sign of a society that has its eyes and ears open and must be welcomed, but care should be taken to differentiate between politics and political. Politics and political are related terms but a discussion where both are interconnected may not fall within the ambit of a productive or useful discussion. So, while involving ourselves in political discussions we must take care to filter politics from the same.
Political discussions were always a part of our life. In the earlier days, wayside tea-shops, barber shops, libraries and small time clubs were spaces where the common man used to have political discussions which often carried the stamp of politics intertwined in between.
Political discussions will become a more frequent and serious affair when the politics of a nation is not stable. I don't find anything wrong with that. People might discuss political issues with politics in mind but as long as the debate is healthy and positive, I feel each one of those who are involved takes something with him to think over. Such discussions can help in bringing clarity to thoughts which, due to different reasons, one might not agree in public, but would certainly make him think. And to make one think from a different angle can be taken as a gain from such discussions.
'Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment'- Lao Tzu