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Tips for Discussing Politics (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

5 Tips for Finding Your Musical Voice  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

This post accompanies Gab & Jam 87 Tips for Discussing Politics (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

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This episode is a part of our Blog-vember 2019 trifecta of three posts a day—a video, a podcast, and a blog post. This year the focus is tips for the D.I.Y. Rock Star. We developed these methods through our own decades worth of experiences.

Take into account these tips for whether or not you should discuss politics.

The BIG Take-Aways:

It depends on who you are; if you don’t like conflict, then don’t discuss it.

However, if you’re like Bruce, you like to hear—and discuss—all sides of the issue. Bruce can listen to the Trumpers and can listen to the Never Trumpers. As far as he is concerned, it is all "bullshit"—but not "good shit" (quoting the Fantastic Negrito). Sometimes, it takes talking to the other side in order to figure out where there may be some overlap in your ideas.

If you are adamant FOR or AGAINST Trump, you should NOT engage in conversation.

And if you are at work, you need to think long and hard before engage in a political discussion. It is NOT worth it, if you want to work there peacefully. I, Vox, have made that mistake with a former boss and felt as if I was on the verge of bein