I was going to post today morning itself a thread today titled "Admiration for political forum discussions" , but got involved with doing other things. Now I saw this thread and hence am posting as a response here what I was going to put in that thread's text -
It astonishes me to see the depth of the discussions related to politics in our forum. It is not mere chit-chat, but a really good, in-depth discussion. Yes, it does get heated up very often, but that's fine. It adds sparkle, after all! I really have an admiration for people who can talk - verbally or in the written manner - endlessly about politics. While I do read the news and have a general awareness of what is happening, somehow it does not really interest me one jot. For me, it all looks the same - the politicians will give speeches, rant against one another, trade barbs and even horrible insults which cross the line of decency, etc. Governments will come and go, but generally, for the public, there are the same old problems of price rise, taxes, bribes, corruption, poor infrastructures, policies being drafted but not necessarily beneficial to the common man, So for people like me it is all the same, boring things wherein we can mentally switch off. Yet, here, in the forum, I get to see various aspects of the political minefield which, once in a while, I make a conscious decision to follow and actually enjoy.
So it's Ok if nobody is following other threads. It does not really matter. Just give yourself a pat on the back when you have put into words your thoughts, when you feel pleased in your heart, "Yes, that was written well".
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)