Have you ever changed your position on a major issue?
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:02 PM
Biggest Cause of change was my friends.
biggest issue change:
Gay marriage, used to be uber Christain right winger, now though I see it as the biggest civil rights issue today. I have friends that I met through work that I later found out to be gay, and later became good friends with.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:54 PM
Basically, I used to be uber religious (was even an altar boy for years), then went all atheist, then I died one time and was revived so became semi-religious again (just a deist-type spiel), then became all new-age bullsh*tter "I wanna move to Austin, Boulder or Seattle...seriously!!", then sorta buddhist in my spiritual beliefs, and even at one point overly interested in Ancient-Egyptian philosophy and spirituality.
I've now learned instead of having a convoluted spiritual self-awareness script to simply not be a c-u-n-t and I'm good.
Who am I kidding, I'm still a pseudo new age non-political bullsh*tter, architect. I don't make sense...
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:25 PM
I usually just rolled my eyes and said "boo hoo, you deserve it."
First, I learned how the justice system "works" and the corrupt nature of the prison system. I also thought about some of my own actions. I realized the only difference between myself and those prisoners I had dehumanized is that they had been caught.
I don't really count my teenage years. If you don't go from hardcore liberal to hardcore conservative (or vice versa) as a teenager, then you did it wrong.
Like many right-leaning individuals, i doubled down on the conservative rhetoric when Obama was elected. Then after the 2010 midterms the repubs reminded me why I've never supported them. All talk, no action.