Yes, but to a minor degree
Yes, but only on some issues
No, my views are exactly the same since I joined
No, it has reaffirmed and harden my views
I'm still open for persuasion
Kushinator/Cardinal/Jeezy/JP have all moved me leftward on economic matters. I'm still not changing my lean though
"There is an excellent correlation between giving society what it wants and making money, and almost no correlation between the desire to make money and how much money one makes." ~Dalio
My views on certain matters remain unchanged. They are core beliefs. So, it is very hard to change them. On other issues I'm always up for hearing a different perspective. As a contrarian I ofter offer up one or two myself. Always keep an open mind but not so open that you lose your conviction.
I think less of it has to do where people have moved me in terms of lean, and more of how they have forced me to constantly revise and restrengthen my arguments. I've learned more so to stop arguing what I stand for on such a superficial level.
Listening to Kushinator, and JP warmed me up to Keynes. I guess I always preferred him to Hayek, but reading theirs posts really got me on his side.
I'm still pretty ignorant to a lot of economics, but hey, I'm trying.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
Some monetary aid does help. I don't mean to end our involvement in projects abroad entirely. I think it's best one finds an organization they can trust, preferably grass-roots.
I've discovered that I need new glasses since beginning participation in this forum.
As far as the OP's question directly, there are some nuances that have been refined since coming here. I wonder if my age has something to do with this, because I had a couple decades of shaping my conclusions prior to coming here. One thing has happened, though, is that I am more convinced than ever at how utterly naive the most hardcore libertarians are (primarily in economic matters), and hence why I drifted away from that mindset to begin with.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Yea I've moderated some of my positions.
I agree to things that I don't particularly like, but would be ok with, in certain contexts.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.