- Feb 2016
I noticed this with most people outside of this forum. I really don't like to talk politics. I'll talk about current events or history especially if I'm deeply concerned about a current event. The problem is when I express views that contradict the majority around me. People take me the wrong way. The first time was when I expressed my concerns about the war in Iraq many years ago. Only the professor agreed with me. My former classmates probably agree with me now as I haven't met anyone who was happy about that war for a long time. Unfortunately, this was long after I was done with that class and we all went our separate ways. This sort of thing happened again and again with other events after college. Now I realize that it's safer to act ignorant. Just talk about the Kardashians or some nerdy things and pretend nothing is going wrong. I think this was how the people who predicted the 2007-2008 financial crisis felt. From what I experienced, it's possible that they too were heavily ridiculed before the crisis began.