This past January I turned 18. Throughout my teens I've become interested in politics and the path that our country is on. I care a great deal for my freedoms and preserving them. I enjoy my rights and that was my original interest in protecting my 2nd Amendment rights. Any way back to the point I was excited to turn 18 so that I could enjoy the right to vote. So because of the looming elections I've started to do research on the up coming candidates for the presidential election. I wish to make an informed decision for my first cast ballot and not just copy what my parents do like I feel many young adults are inclined to do. So I have been doing quite a bit of research. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is where I lose it. I'm about 6 months into all this and I am already fed up of politics. It seems like there are so many insurmountable problems that it comes across as a hopeless cause. So my question is this: What do you do to keep from becoming overwhelmed and just burying your head in the sand? What do you do to keep your cool when it comes to political issues. I can understand now a little how people just refuse to pay attention, but I refuse to become one of those people.