My father-in-law and I have decided to take a break from the news, politics, political podcasts for the 28 days leading up to the first Democratic debate.
For me, that means also giving up A2K from 5/29-6/26.
Honestly, it will be tough...the political sideshow has been a daily check-in for my life the last few years....but I can't say I'm not looking forward to the break.
I have tried that with little success over the years. I have found if I don't have an outlet for my political and other subject views, I tend to bring them up at the wrong times such as Facebook where everyone knows me and more than likely at least in my physical locality disagree with me. It's different when you have to live around people rather than anonymous people you can just shut off at will. But I wish you luck.
Edit: I suspect we have all areas where we get upset the most, while it is true, certain holier than thous gets on my nerves, I find reading those who defend Trump the most depressing and disillusioning posters from all my 20 years of posting and that includes the Bill Clinton years when I first started; and the Iraq war years.