How have your views changed as you've aged?

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  1. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    For example, have you become more conservative or more liberal? Or a combination of the two.

    For me, I have become more conservative in respect to national security. But at the same time I would say I'm more liberal when it comes to invading other countries.

    On social issues I am definitely more liberal. Especially when it comes to drug legalization and LGBT rights.

    On a whole, I would say I have become more Libertarian in the almost 30 years since college.
     
  2. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

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    As i have gotten older i can understand both the democratic view and i can kinda understand the republican view.

    Democratic view- I can understand you have to take care of the poor. But Throwing money at the problem is not going to change anything.

    Republician View- But i also understand that Captalism is the greatest motivator. Its the reason why USA is great, But too much greed is no good. and sometimes you have to take care of the little guy.

    I am more of a independent as i gotten older. Its all balance.
     
  3. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

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    Philosophically, I believe that anarchy is the most moral system of living for people. I used to be a lot more adamant that this would work, but I think it's predicated on technology and humans leaving the planet. In the mean time I'm pretty liberal, and sort of big government to cover people until we reach a point where we can rid ourselves of violent governments.
     
  4. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't even become political aware until I was out of my parents house. Joined the Army but leaned and voted left. 9/11 happened, swung hardcore right. More and more became "little l" libertarian.
    I think Churchills quote nailed it.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    I used to be much more liberal.

    That was before the liberal movement went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    See I've gone the other direction. I used to be conservative before the movement went nuts.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Definitely have become more conservative. I've also started to tolerate bell peppers.
     
  8. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Red or Green?
     
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    I don't.
    Bell peppers are the worst.
     
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    I've become far more cynical. I've also learned that "tolerance" is just a synonym for "suicide".
     
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    I drift back and forth for the most part. I can see value in both sides of most arguments.
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    So far just red. In the past you couldn't get me near any of them. I still don't want to eat (or smell) them raw.
     
  13. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah my Mom used to make stuffed peppers and I would want nothing of it. Now that I'm grown I found a recipe for them and love them. If there's a difference in taste between the colors I don't recognize it.
     
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    I think as time goes on that my view is that America is moving towards being a socialist country. I think that's a good thing.
     
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    That's interesting. I believe you're the first person I've run across who that is a liberal anarchist.
     
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    I could live with certain parts of liberalism.
    Like gay-rights, the whole transgender mumbo jumbo, ending the war on drugs, reforming the prison system, stopping wars, protecting the environment, reforming the health care system ...

    But if you combine these things with anit-free speech, authoritarianism, big government, globalization and the corporate media complex you got yourself an unprecedented recipe for disaster.

    It'd be an authoritarian Orwellian state + brainwashed stupid crazy citizens.
    Anything but that!
     
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    I still won't touch stuffed bells. But I regularly stuff poblanos for dinner.
     
  19. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    That looks like breakfast! Yum.
     
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    The biggest surprise to me growing up was that people were a lot more biased than I ever could have imagined (on both sides). I grew up in a very right wing environment. This caused me to wonder what the other side was like. Seeing the media be so biased to the left was also a surprise (especially during the last few presidential elections).

    Definitely have become more liberal. I still consider myself a conservative but I'm pro rights and drug legalization. Going to my wife's college - there is definitely a huge bias towards one side of the political spectrum - which upsets me. To be a conservative is to be stupid, brainless, anti-science, and laughed at by the majority of "intellectuals" today.

    My biggest change after college? I found listening to people who didn't share my opinions to be far more interesting than to hear people say what I agreed with. Strong believer in the fact that this world would be super boring if everyone had my beliefs/opinions, so why would I want everyone to see life the way I do? In my experience, people don't change their minds easily so why put so much effort in fighting? Why force people to bend to your will? This is why I'm staying conservative for now.
     
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    I'm still young (18), but even then my views have changed over time. For the most part they've solidified more. Issues on which I was formerly "wishy-washy" I now have a more a concrete stance. I also have enamored myself against authoritarian "SJW" doctrine, despite its popularity with people my age, but I have not embraced reactionary movements against it, like the alt-right, which although often portrayed as the opposite of SJW, it's just another flavor of petulant identity politics victim-persecutor-complex hogwash. Neither of these "brands" appeal to me. Any brand that stresses identity uber alles is going to fall on deaf ears with me. I continue to have views that incorporate the best from both sides while being overall more left-leaning. We will see how it may change in the future. I'm open to anything.
     
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    Lol. Hitler did too.
     
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    How did I miss that quote? It will work this time. We only need to kill a 100 million this time.
     
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    Statements like "socialism is not bad" are the reason I cannot support the left in any way shape or form.
    These people are ****ing insane.
     

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