How Can You Be Political Without Alienating Others? | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

How Can You Be Political Without Alienating Others?

Politics can be both scary and confusing. However, you probably know how important it is. Politics isn’t just about how the government uses our money. It’s about who gets support, whether they get enough, how the government are handling important issues like mental health, and so much more. If you’re passionate about any important social issues, then letting others know about it is a way to get them to be passionate too, or at least take an interest in politics. 

The one thing you don’t want, though, is to alienate other people. People, online especially, see somebody getting political and they unfollow, or make a mental note to ignore them from now on. Some people simply don’t realize the importance of standing up for political causes, and they switch off when they see others do it. Here are some pointers that will help you without alienating the people who follow you, or even the people you love:

Don’t Insult People

Other people may have a different view to you, or may not be interested at all. Try to stay zen and avoid insulting them, even if they come at you. This weakens your message, and it’s what they want! 

State The Facts

If you’re going to post something political, state the facts. Getting too emotional may distract from the real issue, and others will think that your statement is loaded with bias rather than facts. Sticking to the facts can help you to make your point clearly. Below, you’ll find an infographic complete with stats that could be a good start. 

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