I find that just being meeting someone and talking to someone can be deceiving. Often times they surprise you with what they believe politically. This makes it hard for me to keep talking to them with the same feelings. I just want to debate and it’s hard for me to be friends with them. Prime example = when I found out that most of my extended family are conservatives. Where I live, most people are liberals, so I hadn’t dealt with this problem much. It was hard and I find it’s simply better to avoid the topic.
That’s not how I am tho.... I just want to debate with them, because Ik that they are smart and feel that they should think the same as I do. It’s harder with close friends, because you know them in other circumstances so you feel that they should understand.