I have to admit in years past, I have never paid attention to politics and the like because I always considered it boring but in the past year, I've been following the debates, caucases and primaries a lot closer than in the past. Mainly because I want to learn; learn how the electoral process works.
I have to admit grudgingly it's my friends who are Ron Paul fans- by the way; I do not support Dr. Paul but I admit he's why I am paying attention to things a bit more than I used to- so I can learn how the process works.
I have learned a lot lately. How the caucuses work and primaries work. I have never participated in a primary because I never thought about it and I generally only vote in November and in the spring if it's a big issue. I am learning about what it takes to elect a president and about the candidates. I myself am not a fan of ANY of the Republican candidates but I am learning a lot about the process.
I've also been reading a lot about the history of the process as well too so I can learn both the modern and historical aspects of things.
To me, learning is a good tool. I regret I never learned to follow things like this in the past because to me, politics can be boring at times. But learning is gold. It's pure gold.
All I am going to say is this and I know some may say it's cheesey and a cliche but you're never too old to learn.
By the way- I hope everyone has an awesome week! Sorry, been trying to be a lot more positive these days!!!!