In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Polite Company.”
Please. I don’t even discuss those topics with people that I do know. Well, I have cool friends. Friends are ok. But family? Big no. OK, maybe it’s just my in-laws…
When talking to people I don’t really know, I am usually trying to fumble my way through small talk given my limited social skills so no, I am not going to broach topics like religion or politics. You amuse me, Word Press.
But seriously… I don’t think these topics are necessarily off limits. They just have to be navigated with tolerance and respect. It does not bother me that someone has an opinion different that mine. We are all free to think and believe as we wish, it’s what makes our world great. As long as we can listen and accept and exchange ideas in a respectful manner, things are cool. It’s only when someone judges or belittles that they become offensive. I get that these are hot-button topics and people feel very passionately about them. Still, tolerance and respect. Be cool.
So, what do you think? How would you answer this prompt?