Id like everyone to please explain why they have or have not dropped politics .
Ive decided to not include grey answers like toned it down a lot but still listen a little bc I want to get a good look at who really gave it up, and if you didnt, you didnt.
I voted yes.
The reason is bc for me politics is basically a spectator sport-and I dont like watching my team lose so I stopped. It may sound shallow but in truth Im glad I dont follow bc my head isnt so busy anymore and get to pay more attention to life.
This doesnt mean Im ignorant but a good majority of inter/national news has no effect on my following it.
There will be well meaning ddfers saying you cant put your head in the sand and its ok to follow the news and I dont disagree, but I do hope this thread can encourage or challenge some ppl to slow down and maybe give it a try for a week to not read whats going on. You have time to do other stuff its great!
ETA: I just now realized if I create this thread in the politics board I will get a pretty skewed voting result lol!
Or maybe some here will get inspired and take my advice ☺️