Sep 15, 2019

Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend

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Human beings are social species. We gravitate towards one another based on several factors. As we earn each other's trust and friendship, we must learn to deal with our differences. A most common difference that can feel personal is our political views. If you have a friend who supports communism, and you do not support it, getting along might be difficult at times. However, with respect for each other, you can be okay with your friend who is a communist.
 
Human beings are social species. We gravitate towards one another based on several factors. As we earn each other's trust and friendship, we must learn to deal with our differences. A most common difference that can feel personal is our political views. If you have a friend who supports communism, and you do not support it, getting along might be difficult at times. However, with respect for each other, you can be okay with your friend who is a communist.
 
    
 
    
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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
 
===Working on Your Friendship===
 
===Working on Your Friendship===
#Agree to disagree. The best part about making friends is understanding each other. If your friend is communist and you uphold a different ideology, you can still get along very well. Politics will just be one area where you won't meet eye to eye. Understand that you don't have to agree with your friend in order to get along.<ref>http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2012/12/when-is-it-essential-to-agree-to-disagree-2449642.html</ref>[[Image: Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 1 Version 5.jpg|center]]
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#Agree to disagree. The best part about making friends is understanding each other. If your friend is communist and you uphold a different ideology, you can still get along very well. Politics will just be one area where you won't meet eye to eye. Understand that you don't have to agree with your friend in order to get along.<ref>http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2012/12/when-is-it-essential-to-agree-to-disagree-2449642.html</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 1 Version 5.jpg|center]]
#Show respect. If someone doesn't share the same beliefs as you do, (that bitch)
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#Show respect. If someone doesn't share the same beliefs as you do, they don't deserve to be criticized or scrutinized. Set aside their beliefs and treat them based on the respect you feel they deserve. Friendships should be void of harsh treatment of one another. Respect can focus on things such has hard work, treatment of others, their abilities, and characteristics. <ref>http://www.afraidtoask.com/rules-of-friendship-respect/</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 2 Version 5.jpg|center]]
, they don't deserve to be criticized or scrutinized. Set aside their beliefs and treat them based on the respect you feel they deserve. Friendships should be void of harsh treatment of one another. Respect can focus on things such as--[[Special:Contributions/113.197.14.2|113.197.14.2]] 23:24, 15 September 2019 (GMT) hard work, treatment of others, their abilities, and characteristics. <ref>http://www.afraidtoask.com/rules-of-friendship-respect/</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 2 Version 5.jpg|center]]
 
 
#Focus on the better aspects in your friendship and find common ground. Arguing about communism is not going to create a strong bond. People offer other interests aside from politics. Figure out what drew you to that person in the first place, such as school, sports, or work. The best friendships are well rounded.[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 3 Version 5.jpg|center]]
 
#Focus on the better aspects in your friendship and find common ground. Arguing about communism is not going to create a strong bond. People offer other interests aside from politics. Figure out what drew you to that person in the first place, such as school, sports, or work. The best friendships are well rounded.[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 3 Version 5.jpg|center]]
#Support your friend if other people pick on them. No one needs to be bullied for what they believe. If your friend receives harsh treatment from others who oppose Communism, stand up for your friend. That will be the best thing for your friendship, and it will open the eyes of others. [[Image: Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 4 Version 5.jpg| centre]]
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#Support your friend if other people pick on them. No one needs to be bullied for what they believe. If your friend receives harsh treatment from others who oppose Communism, stand up for your friend. That will be the best thing for your friendship, and it will open the eyes of others. [[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 4 Version 5.jpg|center]]
   
 
===Learning About Your Friend's Views===
 
===Learning About Your Friend's Views===
#Ask your friend about her or his beliefs. Learning from one another is essential to any relationship, and friends should have a lot to offer. Inquire about your friend's Communist beliefs. Ask open ended questions that start with ''what'' or ''how'', and let yourself refrain from any interruptions or judgement.<ref>https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/resolution-not-conflict/201209/8-ways-lose-friends-talking-politics</ref>[[Image: Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 5 Version 5.jpg|center]]
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#Ask your friend about her or his beliefs. Learning from one another is essential to any relationship, and friends should have a lot to offer. Inquire about your friend's Communist beliefs. Ask open ended questions that start with ''what'' or ''how'', and let yourself refrain from any interruptions or judgement.<ref>https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/resolution-not-conflict/201209/8-ways-lose-friends-talking-politics</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 5 Version 5.jpg|center]]
#Learn about communism. Communism is a theory, and when you focus on the errors of those who falsely practiced that theory, you prevent yourself from learning. Read some easy fundamental Works like "The Communist Manifesto" and "Value, Price and Profit" by Marx, but also some good Texts that show the humanistic and libertarian core of communism, like Oscar Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism". Read some good introductions, like Bini Admczak's "Communism for Kids", Michael Heinrich's or David Harvey's introductions to "The Capital" of Etienne Balibar's "The Philosophy of Marx". Be careful with the sources you seek; propaganda and biased journalism exists to create fear and hate at times.<ref>http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/6-green-lessons-we-can-learn-from-communism.html</ref>[[Image: Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 6 Version 5.jpg| centre]]
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#Learn about communism. Communism is a theory, and when you focus on the errors of those who falsely practiced that theory, you prevent yourself from learning. Read some easy fundamental Works like "The Communist Manifesto" and "Value, Price and Profit" by Marx, but also some good Texts that show the humanistic and libertarian core of communism, like Oscar Wilde's "The Soul of Man under Socialism". Read some good introductions, like Bini Admczak's "Communism for Kids", Michael Heinrich's or David Harvey's introductions to "The Capital" or Etienne Balibar's "The Philosophy of Marx". Be careful with the sources you seek; propaganda and biased journalism exists to create fear and hate at times.<ref>http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/6-green-lessons-we-can-learn-from-communism.html</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 6 Version 5.jpg|center]]
#Separate communism from tyranny and dictatorships. A common misconception people hold about communism is what we've seen in the past. Most countries that have attempted to execute a communist economy have resembled more of a dictatorship or a tyranny. <ref>https://ift.tt/31BTMul> A real communist does not support a dictatorship of rulers over the population.[[Image: Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 7 Version 5.jpg| centre]]
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#Separate communism from tyranny and dictatorships. A common misconception people hold about communism is what we've seen in the past. Most countries that have attempted to execute a communist economy have resembled more of a dictatorship or a tyranny. <ref>https://ift.tt/31BTMul> A real communist does not support a dictatorship of rulers over the population.[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 7 Version 5.jpg|center]]
#Consider the Marxist theory. This theory states that all governments in human history have been a class dictatorship, meaning that the state is under the command of the interests of one social class. This is why communists refer to capitalism as the "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie (capitalists)" and refer to socialism as the "dictatorship of the proletariat (workers). Modern communists refer - in according with the intention of Marx - to capitalism as the dictatorship of capital, i.e. of a blind and automatical-moving power, that was created by men but is now out of control. States are then not simply under the command of the interests of capitalists but have to respect the rules of capitalism in order to fulfil their tasks. On the other side, "dictatorship of the workers" means the end of "dictatorship" itself and the end of classes. Marx described communism as "free association" of free individuals, in which the free developing of each one ist the condition for the free developing of all. Also against a work-fixation of traditional communists, Marx saw in communism the wind of work as a heavy and alienating task, the end of the "kingdom of necessity" and the begin of the "kingdom of freedom". [[Image: Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 8 Version 4.jpg| centre]]
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#Consider the Marxist theory. This theory states that all governments in human history have been a class dictatorship, meaning that the state is under the command of the interests of one social class. This is why communists refer to capitalism as the "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie (capitalists)" and refer to socialism as the "dictatorship of the proletariat (workers). Modern communists refer - in according with the intention of Marx - to capitalism as the dictatorship of capital, i.e. of a blind and automatical-moving power, that was created by men but is now out of control. States are than not simply under the command of the interests of capitalists, but have to respect the rules of capitalism in order to fulfill their tasks. On the other side, "dictatorship of the workers" means the end of "dictatorship" itself and the end of classes. Marx described communism as "free association" of free individuals, in which the free developing of each one ist the condition for the free developing of all. Also against a work-fixation of traditional communists, Marx saw in communism the wind of work as a heavy and alienating task, the end of the "kingdom of necessity" and the begin of the "kingdom of freedom". [[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 8 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Research the core beliefs of communism. Go online and read books about communism. You will not be sacrificing your own beliefs by educating yourself on the subject. You might be interested to see that communism can be made up of several differentiating political parties similar to what the United States has. Also, communism shares a lot of views that are not necessarily political; communism cares about the environment in a similar way the USA and other countries do.<ref>http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/6-green-lessons-we-can-learn-from-communism.html</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 9 Version 2.jpg|center]].  
 
#Research the core beliefs of communism. Go online and read books about communism. You will not be sacrificing your own beliefs by educating yourself on the subject. You might be interested to see that communism can be made up of several differentiating political parties similar to what the United States has. Also, communism shares a lot of views that are not necessarily political; communism cares about the environment in a similar way the USA and other countries do.<ref>http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/6-green-lessons-we-can-learn-from-communism.html</ref>[[Image:Be Okay with Having a Communist Friend Step 9 Version 2.jpg|center]].  
   


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