Writing on this blog is different than dealing with people one on one or in small groups. In writing, I am often setting the record straight or emphasizing a point of view. You cannot hear my voice, see my face or read my body language. If you knew me personally you would have a completely different impression. In conversation, I try to listen carefully, think before speaking and ask the right questions with sincerity. By listening I learn new things all the time.
Recently I learned that liberals are more prone to mental health disorders than conservatives. Believe it or not, 62% of white liberals have been told by a doctor they have a mental health condition.
Sixty-two percent of Whites who classify themselves as “very liberal” or “liberal” have been told by a doctor they have a mental health condition, as compared to 26% of conservatives and 20% of moderates, the study found.
I am not sure why white liberals are singled out but here is the rest of the article on the subject.
Tomorrow and over the rest of the holidays, there will be discussions of politics among many families. Luckily, I will be with like-minded people. Many of us will not. Mental health is a serious thing. Keep the article in mind when dealing with your leftist family members. I’m not saying to back down from your views. Just be aware that it is likely you are dealing with someone incapable of understanding them. Be thankful if you are not afflicted.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.