I’ve been cut off because I wasn’t liberal enough and I’ve been cut off because I wasn’t conservative enough by people who actually mattered to me, who I had felt close to. Some were friends and some were family. I still wonder, why did it have to come to that? I hear these different views all the time, many of them delivered harshly, and they often conflict with my own values. But if you’re someone who matters to me, I don’t believe I could ever cut you from my life, no matter how much we disagree.