Because we all value our beliefs.
As a 21 year old with vague knowledge in the realm of politics, I can say from a surface point of view that we are all stubborn. Everyone has their own opinions and when they are challenged by someone else we can get defensive or feel like our own personal beliefs are being ridiculed. This whole idea of politics is based on shared ideas or similar opinions between us and politicians. We emphasize with the person who supports our own beliefs and we challenge those who oppose them.
I certainly am stubborn in my beliefs, but is it my place to condemn others who may have different opinions than myself?
The age we live in is very different than past generations, and there is much more finger pointing and blame shifting than there was years ago. People are criticized just as much for what they do and for what they don't do. However, there is one thing that politics in general lack: taking responsibility. This isn't always true, but there is so much blaming and shifting focus in the world of politics today that some disputes could be solved if someone merely said, "Yup, that's my fault. My bad."
Going back to what I said about opinions, people involved with politics don't like their platforms challenged. When an opinion is challenged, it's an all out game of chicken to see who will cave first. And some of these disputes can last for a long, long time.
The new political slogan should be: "Let's Agree to Disagree".
By: Matthew Romeo
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