Post # 1
I thought i would post this as a fun thread … I just answered a question about couples that don’t get married until they have had a few children and the flack they catch for waiting. I was surprised to find that if i thought back .. when i was 18 i would have found that completely out of line … but now i’m more to each his own. Do YOU think you’ve become LESS socially conservative as you got older or MORE ??
Post # 3
I used to be very conservative and, I hate to say it, judgemental. I have found that the vast majority of choices other people make have little effect on my life. If they aren’t bothering me and it isn’t illegal, live and let live.
Post # 4
I’ve always been do what you do, long as you don’t hurt anyone. Not my life, as I like to say. Plus, I just hate when people try to put others into a little mold.
Post # 5
I udes to be much more conservative because thats how my parents raised me. As I get older I’m making my own decisions and opinions 🙂
Post # 6
I can’t vote. It all depends. I have very strong values in certain aspects, but I am also very “different strokes for different folks” in other areas.
Post # 7
I am more conservative on some issues and more liberal on others. My cousin calls me so ultra conservative that I appear to be liberal on the issues. I can definitely say that having raised my children, owning a home, and being closer to retirement then not, I have really changed since college.
Post # 8
I think I am still kind of conservative about things that affect me personally. However, I am much more “live and let live” about things that don’t really affect my life in a personal way.
Post # 9
I’ve always been liberal. But I have to say, i’m becoming more closed off to a conservative viewpoint the longer I live away from where I grew up (Texas). I think there’s something to be said about being surrounded by people who agree vs disagree with you.
Post # 10
It seems to me that “to each their own” is more of a conservative standpoint than liberal. Unless you’re here in America, where those terms tend to lose their meaning, shift their meanings, or mean absolutely anything depending on the context.
Post # 11
I am in general very liberal, but I feel myself becoming more grumpy and judgemental with age (35 now). Things annoy me a lot more now, I have a shorter patience with people and I find myself shaking my head in disapproval at a lot of things. I also have a much more conservative stance on things like drugs and promiscuity than in my early 20’s, when anything was ok. I feel like I used to be a wild, free spirit and now I’m just turning into my parents.
Post # 12
I have become more liberal and open-minded as I have gotten older.
Post # 13
it’s sad to say, but i used to be pretty judgmental before i joined the military, i think mainly b/c i was sheltered. the military definetly changed that..
Post # 14
I have always been very open minded, now while there are specific things that I have maintained my stance on (like physical abuse etc), for the most part I am quite open minded and continue to be.
their life is not my life, their choices are not (necessarily) my reality. live and let live.
Post # 15
Ive always been pretty liberal. My parents have always taught me not to judge and into my adult life I always just say “to each their own”. Just because someone’s life choices may not be what I would do doesnt mean they are wrong.
Post # 16
It’s a mixed bag. After getting called for jury for a child murder and kids getting hit on the highway by illegal aliens (no insurance)- some issues get taken out of the theoretical into reality. So on some things, I have become ultra-conservative. On the other hand, I have traveled and lived enough to enjoy the richness of diversity and I believe in taking care of the world you live in. No”one” group dictates my opinions at this point.