Being a Centrist Feels As If I’m a Loser

A.J. Bryant
4 min readOct 17, 2022

Another Consequence of Increased Polarization

yellow double line going down the center of a road in a mountainous landscape
Photo by Jack Kerchner on Unsplash

I've spent most of my life toeing the line. My political views are not my sole identity and I try not to take extreme positions. But in 2022, that seems like a losing proposition.

There is no room for people like me, a moderate, holding middle-of-the-road views. It seems neither the left nor right tolerates someone that…

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A.J. Bryant

Adopted from Kerala. I write about adoption, my intercultural marriage, contemporary India and more. Prawns are my love language.