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    Re: My age is

    Just turned 40 last week

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Just turned 40 last week
    Welcome to the back nine.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by luckydan View Post
    welcome to the back nine.
    uuggghhh!.........

    thanks, i guess

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    But once you have come to a conclusion, have you not then "closed" your mind? Including deciding that you support SSM? You may be open to societal change, but your mind is made up. That's my whole thing.
    No, I disagree. As long as you leave room and flexibility for new perspectives after coming to your conclusions, then you have an open mind in my opinion. For example, I've definitely come to a conclusion about SSM - I support it. However, I haven't closed my mind to hearing new perspectives on it. Jerry actually gave me a new perspective on SSM and it was the first arguments against SSM that made sense to me. A closed mind on SSM wouldn't have listened to Jerry - an open mind would. In other words, to me, an open mind belongs to someone open to consideration and change.

    That said, there are a lot of liberals with closed minds who can honestly not see anything other than their own viewpoints.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    No, I disagree. As long as you leave room and flexibility for new perspectives after coming to your conclusions, then you have an open mind in my opinion. For example, I've definitely come to a conclusion about SSM - I support it. However, I haven't closed my mind to hearing new perspectives on it. Jerry actually gave me a new perspective on SSM and it was the first arguments against SSM that made sense to me. A closed mind on SSM wouldn't have listened to Jerry - an open mind would. In other words, to me, an open mind belongs to someone open to consideration and change.

    That said, there are a lot of liberals with closed minds who can honestly not see anything other than their own viewpoints.
    Fair enough. I can't argue with the idea of being open to weighing new perspectives.

    I can only say that after age 40 or so, how much is really new to you? assuming you've been living and pay attention.

    Another old expression comes to mind. There's no fool like an old fool.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Fair enough. I can't argue with the idea of being open to weighing new perspectives.

    I can only say that after age 40 or so, how much is really new to you? assuming you've been living and pay attention.

    Another old expression comes to mind. There's no fool like an old fool.
    Well according to most parents I know, a lot of things become new once you have children - you start thinking differently, dreaming differently and they introduce ways of thinking that you've never encountered (their words, not mine, I haven't a clue about children).

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Well according to most parents I know, a lot of things become new once you have children - you start thinking differently, dreaming differently and they introduce ways of thinking that you've never encountered (their words, not mine, I haven't a clue about children).
    That's very true. Marriage and children mature a man greatly - in more ways than one!

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    One prominent Democrat, and a very progressive one, certainly was.
    I take it that you never really learned that much about Woodrow Wilson? Otherwise, you would not be trying to pass him off as a northerner.

    I am a few months away from turning 27.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff View Post
    I take it that you never really learned that much about Woodrow Wilson? Otherwise, you would not be trying to pass him off as a northerner.

    I am a few months away from turning 27.
    So he was from South Jersey?

    I am a few months away from turning 50.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Neither do I, but the implication is that conservatives have done just that.

    Question for anyone over 40: On what issues have you changed your mind since your youth? For me, it's the death penalty and nuclear arms. 20 years ago I was against both. I listened, I learned, I evaluated. Nothing new has come up to cause me to reconsider.
    I have become more of a constitutionalist a true conservative instead of a hard nosed republican dolt like I use to be. I finally realized that both sides of the political spectrum have idea's to share and both extremes have none. Although i do realize that it is the extreme that promotes change and it's the moderates the put into effect.

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