(Closed) Are you getting more open-minded as you get older or … the reverse?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: More socially conservative as you get older or no?
    Yes i'm more conservative as i get older : (25 votes)
    22 %
    No i'm more accepting .. to each their own as i got older : (46 votes)
    40 %
    Nope I'm the same conservative person i've always been : (5 votes)
    4 %
    I'm the same socially liberal person i've been : (38 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have become more liberal and open-minded as I have gotten older.

    Post # 13
    565 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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
    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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.

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