Feels like politics has ruined my ability to reconnect with old friends
I moved away from where I grew up for awhile and drifted away from most of my old close friends. Recently I was thinking of reconnecting with some since I had been back in town for a visit. So I logged into Facebook (which I rarely do now a days) to maybe message a few, and it’s like... Jesus Christ, all my old friends are either extreme radical leftest with mega PC woke BS or extreme radical right conspiratorial types with mega unscientific solipsism BS.
like there whole feeds are full of all this nonsense from the far political sides of the spectrum. And I mean... it just feels different.. like they aren’t the same, like they are all consumed by this nonsense, which makes me not want reach out. And it makes me sad. Like even though I hadn’t talked to these friends in awhile they were such close friends growing up that before all this political BS I know I could rekindle those friendships, but now it feels like if you don’t fit into there exact world view than you mine as well be an alien.
Lots of them even have post that say shit like “unfriend me if you don’t agree with x point of view” it’s just sick, where has the love gone, things are so divisive and I feel like I’m sitting in the middle alone.