How do I get my boyfriend to stop talking to me about war?
I regard war the same way I regard farming. I can aknowledge that it's inevitable and necessary, but I am glad that I am not the one who has to do it. I'm aware that I'm privileged and shelterd that I haven't been forced to be more familiar with it, and the onl way it impacts my life is indirectly and through the news. I don't look down on people who have no choice but to do it, but I wouldn't volunteer to it, and if you put a gun to my head and told me my only choices are to go fricking do it or get shot now, I would have to flip a coin about which one I'd rather choose. I would hang myself if that fate was forced upon me.
But if someone started to enthusiastically go into details in explaining to me what are the nuanced differences between different types of tractor enginges, my soul will depart from my body and I'll just have to focus full force in maintaining eye contact and nodding until the talking stops. I will retain none of this information. I don't WANT to retain any of this information. I do not want to know or learn it before someone puts a gun to my head and tells me that I will be forced to do so if I want to live. I feel the same way about tanks.
Everything I know about guns, tanks, war planes, trenches, and every single type of artillery I have learned against my will. I have learned it because my boyfriend wants to tell me about these things. I do not want him to tell me about these things.
How do I get him to stop?