Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Politics and the Price of Fish

Photo courtesy of 2355 Photography
Here's something: I don't like thinking about politics.

I did in college. It made me feel smart and current and I could join in all the college-y political discussions going on around me. Then when I wanted to be a journalist, I kept up with it so I could, you know, be a journalist.

But at this point in my life, thinking about politics stresses me out.

I don't know why. Maybe because I don't like trying to figure out who the "good guys" are and who the "bad guys" are. Maybe I don't like figuring out who's telling the truth. Maybe I don't like all the lines that are drawn between people—lines that aren't even accurate most of the time. Maybe it's just because I'm more easily stressed out than I used to be.

And maybe I'm just lazy. I suppose that's always a possibility with me.

Don't get me wrong—who's running the country is important. But sometimes it just feels impossible to know what the right thing to do is or who the right people are.

And I. Hate. Campaign. Ads. Well, except this one:

FACT: I get most of my political information from Saturday Night Live!

What are your thoughts? Do you follow politics? How do you decide what to do come election time?


  1. I despise political commercials. They are ruining "Swamp People." Can't I watch just a few minutes of gator massacre without retching at the nauseating content of a political ad?

    I followed a little more closely when we lived in the States. I too am lazy and it's just too much work to point and click the mouse in comparison with talk radio or TV. That is a huge fail on my part because it is probably more important I know what's going on because I live outside the borders. BOO KEN.

    On separating the sheep from the goats I am reminded of the quote from R.C. Sproul when asked "Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once and He volunteered."

    Disclaimer: "Swamp People" is not in t he local line in Paraguay.

  2. It's the blessing / curse aspect of living in DC - you follow by osmosis, but you don't get a lot of choice in the matter.


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