The last time I tried to talk politics with a family member (who doesn't share my own leanings) was with my much loved aunt, a few years ago. Her lips disappeared and she said she just ... wouldn't. At the time I was a bit bemused, but actually, she might have a point. I've gone off some people when I've found out their political beliefs are everything I can't stand, and no doubt plenty people have gone off me when certain things have come up in conversation. Do you think it's best to keep schtum? Or am I a total weed? On another note, I have nothing but admiration for political activists who knock on people's doors to talk politics. I'm a member of a political party and the most I would commit to would be stuffing envelopes.