Who Are You?
Would you consider yourself a cat person or a dog person? Or don’t you want to put yourself in any of these two categories? Why do you think people feel the need to categorize each other?
It’s probably a matter of how we relate to certain qualities in other people and how easily we feel that we belong with certain people. If you consider yourself a dog person, you’re most likely to connect with other persons that consider themselves dog persons, and it might be hard for you to understand why anyone would ever consider themselves a cat person.
Let’s Get Serious About It
It’s the same with politics actually. If you feel like you belong to a certain party it can be hard to understand why others would want to belong to a different one. But think of it like this. Dog persons want joy and cheerfulness in their life, cat persons want peace and routines. Aren’t all of these qualities relatable to a certain extent? And why would it be so different if you applied these theories on politics? It’s easier for a dog person to want to understand a cat person and vice versa, than it is for people being open for all kinds of political opinions.
Open Your Mind and Widen Your Perspective
You’ll always learn something, no matter what. If you just stick to your point and firmly believe that dog persons are better than cat persons, than the world will be quite boring to live in. So why not try to be as open-minded as possible and learn from your surroundings? You might not always agree with what others are saying but the least thing you can do is try to understand why they feel like they do. Because if you don’t, that’s when the dogs can bite and the cats might scratch. And that’s when politics can become really dangerous.