Taking The Negativity Out Of Politics
Politics aren’t to blame for the negativity surrounding Washington. It’s the people. We need politics for governance of our country but we don’t need emotions that spill into hatred and division. There is no one person to blame; president Trump is not the first and will not be the last responsible for political negativity.
We have created a toxic political climate that strives on emotions, negativity, banter, accusations, manipulation and hate. And the media does not help; they take sides with a political party and promote news that serves their agenda. Rather than having a media who is neutral and delivers the news without bias, we have one who enjoys adding fuel to the fire.
It’s not about Democrats versus Republicans. Everyone has the right to believe what they want. But rather than addressing our differences with maturity, intelligence and respectful debates without raising our voices, we bash each other’s heads until we develop hatred for one another.
And the pattern repeats itself year after year. The American people turn on their television and no longer watch the news; they watch a full-blown circus. And all the parties are part of this circus: liberals, moderates and conservatives. Why? Because they partake in a negative political climate without having the guts for making a change in character.
Political negativity also influences the mental health of many Americans. The way the differences are expressed promotes hatred amongst each other. Hatred can easily lead to impulsive decisions, anxiety and even depression. In return, this causes division amongst families and friends, promoting further mental health issues.
What we need is a whole new generation of politicians who will take away the negativity from Washington, and introduce positive political differences without being offensive towards each other. Even if we disagree with one another, let’s do it in a respectful and honest way. Let’s hear something along the lines of, “I don’t agree with you, but I understand where you’re coming from.”
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)