Chat with the chief: Sometimes I have nothing to say

I’m going to take a side. What am I going to take a side on you ask? I’m taking the side of not always having to take a side.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. That sounds counteractive, and I guess, in a way, it is. However, if you think really hard, you might be able to see what I’m trying to say. And even if you don’t, I’m going to explain it to you anyways.

You see, I’m tired of always having to take a position, whether it be in an argument with a friend, or something bigger, like politics and world issues. Sometimes I just want to be able to be Switzerland and stay out of the issues all together.

To be frank, I don’t really know much about the history of this school or even this newspaper if I’m being completely honest. I can not for a fact say what Chat with the Chief was designed to be whenever it was implemented.

If I had to take a guess, it was probably just a space where the past Editor in Chiefs would casually share their thoughts on whatever they felt like. Then, throughout time it turned more into some- thing that was supposed to be hard-hitting, which is very typical of how things are in the world today.

When I say that, I’m speaking about how nowadays, everything has to be wrapped in drama and controversy and everyone every- where has to make it known how they feel about anything and everything.

Except, sometimes I simply don’t have a “hot take” or even a position on whether or not the Democrats or Republicans should be in power in the United States. It’s not because it’s not important; I simply don’t have a position on the issue.

And for whatever reason, that position, not taking a stand is the worst thing you could possibly do. People in this day and age would rather you give a fake opinion on something serious than allow you to be uninvolved.

Therefore, I’m taking a stand against having to take a stand by saying for all of you out there, you don’t have to have an opinion on everything, nor should you. If you feel more comfortable staying out of a situation and playing it safe, play it safe. Don’t allow people to force an opinion out of you if you simply don’t have one.

I know that I won’t.