View Poll Results: What influenced your political outlook the most?

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  • Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, Disney, Metro-Goldwin-Mayer, FOX, CNN

    2 10.53%
  • A speech by Obama or Bush

    0 0%
  • Books

    11 57.89%
  • College

    3 15.79%
  • The pen is blue!

    3 15.79%
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    What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    I would have to say my former, and current teachers. I've been really lucky and have had amazing teachers who have taught me to think critically, analytically, and for myself. I'm very grateful for them.
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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    I think this is a bit of asking a fish what color is the water. Some of the things that influence us the most are so subtle we don`t even notice them ourselves but they seem obvious to others. Yes there are things we can point at and say yes this had a profound effect upon me but there are so many others that we just do not percieve.
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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    I'm with YS, some of my teachers have greatly influenced me by having me think critically and question everything. They never pushed an ideology on my and were very professional, but they did help me develop when it comes to analyzing the issues and proposed solutions.
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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Overall, I'd say the manner of my upbringing helped to influence my political thought, but also independent researchers such as Andrew Gavin Marshall, Paul Craig Roberts, and Michel Chossudovsky and others have definitely had an impact on me.

    Edit: I say that the greatest lesson I've learned from those three researchers I just mentioned was to always look at situations from different perspectives and to only be beholden to one thing: getting as close to the truth as possible (as full truth is virtually unattainable).
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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    What has influenced your way of thinking the most?
    Simple, logic.
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    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Living and working in numerous countries on 5 continents. The more of the world I saw the more my beliefs changed.

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Of the options you provided: college. My alma mater rendered me incapable of accepting information without examination. It also gave me such a multifaceted understanding of reality that really solidified my views on human potential and "grey area" that form the foundations of political opinions.

    However, I would also have to equally credit my mother, who always encouraged me to have empathy and who forced me to see and acknowledge parts of the world that were not in my immediate environment. She also, by accident I think, taught me to trust myself, particularly with regard to the conclusions I draw about the world even when there is strong pressure to abandon them.

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    I meant more like what influenced your political thinking, not everything in general. Wish I could edit the title. Another ****ed up poll by me.
    Last edited by Matt Foley; 05-13-12 at 11:29 AM.

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    Re: What has influenced your way of thinking the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    I meant more like what influenced your political thinking, not everything in general. Wish I could edit the title. Another ****ed up poll by me.
    My answer is still the same.
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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