Someone recently taught me that the terrible twos are caused by a child that knows what they want but do not possess the words or sophistication to express their thoughts. Adults have the same problem when talking about politics or religion. It’s common to become frustrated by opinions that we know are wrong but can’t articulate why. The antidote for this is reading and other forms of self-education.
When I was a young conservative, I was a parrot for talk radio show hosts and didn’t have my own beliefs. I realized that when I couldn’t refute Abdul-Hakim Shabazz and Andrew Horning, I had to stop getting mad and start getting smarter. Some may say that I’m still a long ways off on the smart part but at least my thoughts are my own.
Learning about politics doesn’t have to be a large time commitment. Read the following daily: The New York Times (news), Vox (left), the National Review (right), Reason (Libertarian), and Zero Hegde (fringe). You’ll have a complete view of the news in 15 minutes. And please listen to the We Are Libertarians Podcast.