View Poll Results: What Has Influenced Your Thinking?

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  • Parents

    37 58.73%
  • Childhood Experiences

    33 52.38%
  • Tragic Events

    23 36.51%
  • Current Events

    37 58.73%
  • Rational Thought

    51 80.95%
  • Friends/Lovers

    26 41.27%
  • Other

    37 58.73%
  • Nothing

    2 3.17%
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Thread: What Has Influenced Your Views?

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    What Has Influenced Your Views?

    I was just wondering why everyone thinks specifically what they think. Have recent events changed your thinking? Have your parents influenced you? Did a defining childhood event change you? Or have you just thought about your views as you've gone along?

    What do you think the way you do?
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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Rational thought, only.
    Of course, even irrational people would say that.
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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    I think that "all the above" is the obvious answer for almost everyone.

    Under normal circumstances, everyone is influenced to some degree by everyone they have significant and substantial involvement with; every event that either captivates the mind or strikes at the heart; and intellectual processes are hopefully involved at some point as well.

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I think that "all the above" is the obvious answer for almost everyone.

    Under normal circumstances, everyone is influenced to some degree by everyone they have significant and substantial involvement with; every event that either captivates the mind or strikes at the heart; and intellectual processes are hopefully involved at some point as well.
    Actually, I think you are incapable of rational thought, Goshin. I don't mean to be insulting, but look at the facts. You are friendly. There's no room for that on a political debate forum. You also have a Vin Diesel avatar. These two things combined tell me all I need to know about you; namely that you are only influenced by simple respect for other's opinions, and "B-grade" actors!

    PS: Happy day-after-the-fourth, brother!

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    I basically have kept the views of my parents and siblings with some minor tweeks based on childhood experiences.

    Rational thought plays very little role in shaping anyone's views at all.

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Rational thought plays very little role in shaping anyone's views at all.
    Indeed.
    But that doesn't stop us from claiming that it does play a big role.
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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    I think the best way to describe it is "All of the above mitigated by rational thought".

    To imply that any of those things have not had some degree of influence is absurd. Btu I like to think that I have rationally thought out my positions so that they are not dictated by those events alone.
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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    I don't believe my parents have had any influence over my political views or tragic events but i do notice my views change and adapt as i increase my understanding of issues and problems.


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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I basically have kept the views of my parents and siblings with some minor tweeks based on childhood experiences.

    Rational thought plays very little role in shaping anyone's views at all.
    Ever heard this saying?

    "5% of people really think. 25% of people think that they think. The rest would rather die than think."

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    IF my parents did it, I go the opposite direction. So much for getting my views from my parents....
    I get my views from personal experience, listening to others, college classes, reading (big on history and science, even have a decent library on those topics), and even here. Some DP members can be so off the wall on so many topics, but then come up with a memorable statement that redeems them. I do have a short ignore list of posters, tho, who are irredeemable...
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