I often feel that I spend too much time engaged in online political discussion. As I do, I'm aware that this likely does little to change political outcomes—who gets elected, and what policies they pursue—that concern me and drew me to those discussions in the first place. This is because:
- I am stuck in my own communities of like-minded people, and
- Any other person who stumbles across my posts and comments is unlikely to be swayed by reading them, no matter the tone.
All this said, I still try my best to enter or start discussions that help …more ...