I had dinner a few days ago with a good friend whom I've known for more than a decade. She is the kind of friend who would be there for me if I needed help in an emergency. She is like family to me. She also happens to be a Republican.
Some people are surprised to learn that I have Republican friends, since my own political views fall pretty far to the left. Their surprise makes me wonder: Do they not realize that there is more to life than politics?
There are so many other things besides politics to talk about and share. And to think otherwise is to miss out on so much.
For me, it's better than being stubborn, lonely, and too one-sided.