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Old 04-13-2019, 11:09 AM   #1
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And I don't talk about any of this stuff at work

(Didn't post this here to get a new thread in "Relationships"...)

I'm 7 months into my gig, and the people at work sometimes talk about politics and religion. I have even ruled out talking politics with my loved ones, so I just kind of shut up when any discussion turns that way.

I hope it doesn't get awkward. I have a fantasy plan B where I say I'm studying to be a Zen Master, and so I can act only as a witness, not as a participant.

I'm just not going to head into it in a place where, if people hate me for some political view, it makes it harder to work together. (I love everybody, as a personal policy.)

What do you think?

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Plus, I have a theory that people who like you just assume that you're on their side. And vice-versa, if they hate you, they assume you are a political enemy too. I have see this happen from both sides. But I don't want to agree with someone just for the purpose of getting them to like me. That seems like a terrible kind of dishonesty.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:55 AM   #2
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mother. of. pearl.

take two of what i think, /clapboard
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:12 PM   #3
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(I love everybody, as a personal policy.)
Me, too!

No, wait, the opposite of that.
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:13 PM   #4
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mother. of. pearl.
Actually, he was Pearl's daddy...Wasn't that your Bostie's name Toad, Pearl?
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:31 PM   #5
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Yes indeed it was, good memory sir
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:13 PM   #6
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… the people at work sometimes talk about politics and religion. I have even ruled out talking politics with my loved ones, so I just kind of shut up when any discussion turns that way.
That's not a bad practice. People get agitated too easily these days finding those who disagree with them not only offensive; but, assaulting. You could wind up seeing your name plastered all over the internet for being politically assaulting:

Dems will hit you with #MeToo if you rile them.
Republicans will hit you with #MeToo and
Independents will #MeToo you all over the place.

Oh yes, color coding is coming.
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