You despise the idea of always having to choose between the lesser of two evils, so you don’t vote. You either lash out at anyone who criticizes anything you say or do, or you stick your fingers in your ears and go about your business. Your go-to response to disagreement is insult. You cut off “negative” people and cultivate “positive” ones. You get mad and get even.
Maybe your parents told you you could be anything you wanted, you could have anything you were willing to work for, that there were no limits. That if you were true to your ideals, things would always work out the way you wanted, and so you should never compromise, for that was weakness. That if you wanted something badly enough, you would get it. The Law of Attraction.
Not only that, but you should have seen through it instantly, even as young as you were. All it takes is the realization that there will always be someone else whose parents also lied to them, who wants the opposite of what you want. You should confront your parents with this; they need to be held responsible for raising children to be the adults we now have to deal with in politics.
Your Uncle Mike
PS: If you’re old and still feel this way, shame on you. You should have learned something by now.