In the next 4 months we will be living in overheated news cycles, the likes of which we have never seen before. People will be barraged with commercials, e-mails, messages, billboards, and sound bites none of which will help for maintaining a positive healthy attitude. Here are three ways to avoid political discussions with people.
1. Take responsibility for your part in the conversation. Sometimes it’s best to ignore the given subject.
2. Change the subject. Converse about something not political. Bring up a movie, the weather, or better yet something that interests the other person. Steer the subject to something entertaining or funny.
3. Find something you both agree upon. What is the good both of you are trying to achieve? Find out and focus on it.
Vice President Dennis Leno