Make a Difference in Politics with the Countable App

As the political landscape gets more heated and divided, aren’t you tired of all the pointless Facebook arguments and the gridlock that happens in Washington DC?

We’ve all seen how ugly the internet can get. Our emotions get the best of us, and we berate and degrade each other, attack and accuse each, and type profanities and ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME.

We’re tired, frustrated, angry, discouraged, and disgusted. All the while, we’re not better people and no one has changed their mind. Rather than bring us all to become a better society, the internet has revealed the how ugly we can be.

What if we could turn all that negative late-night typing energy into a positive outlet for real impact?

The Most Important Thing for You to Do on Independence Day

It’s Independence Day, and of all the things you can do to celebrate the holiday, I think there’s one thing that’s really important. And that’s to disagree. Let me explain.

The 4th of July is the celebration of the American colonies declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776. The holiday celebrates ideals like freedom and democracy.

Brexit: Don’t Mistake Racism for Freedom & Independence

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and turned the world upside down. Some praise it as courageous move where the UK chose to take back their sovereignty. Most see it as a disastrous move that will weaken the EU, but hurt the UK much more (as it already has).

Here’s my take on it: Brexit is plain fear and racism masking itself as sovereignty and independence.

When Our Emotions Hijack Our Politics

When you think of the election, your response puts you in one of three camps. You love candidate A and despise candidate B. You love candidate B and despise candidate A. You despise both candidates and are weighing your options between voting for the lesser evil, voting third party, abstaining, or threatening to leave the country (again).

Most of the conversations I hear tend to revolve around the question, “How did we get here?”

5 Reasons Why You Need Friends Who Disagree With You

Chances are you have a decent group of friends. You like them, and you like hanging out with them. Chances also are that you all share the same interests and worldviews. Whether it be religion, politics, economy, social issues, or anything else, you mostly agree. You want to keep it that way, because then you don’t argue about it and can go on doing what you like to do. Plus it’s easier to complain together about other groups of people who are different from you. I’d like to make a suggestion: Get new friends.

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