View Poll Results: How many of your stances are malleable? Choose the answer that best describes yours.

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  • They're all malleable.

    6 37.50%
  • Most are malleable.

    7 43.75%
  • As many are malleable as are not.

    1 6.25%
  • Most are not malleable.

    2 12.50%
  • None are malleable.

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    Re: The malleability of stances

    I voted All.

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    Re: The malleability of stances

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    How many of your stances are malleable?
    2. Most are malleable.
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    Re: The malleability of stances

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    How many of your stances are malleable? Choose the answer that best describes yours.
    1. They're all malleable.
    2. Most are malleable.
    3. As many are malleable as are not.
    4. Most are not malleable.
    5. None are malleable.
    Most are malleable for me. The only ones that aren't are Individual Rights. I can be shown a Right that I hadn't considered before, but once I consider something a Right its pretty set in stone. Everything else is subject to change if there is enough factual evidence to back it up.
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    Re: The malleability of stances

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I voted All.

    I dont see any upside in clinging to ignorance if new facts are presented on an issue.
    TY for participating.

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    Good thing I used "all-none" syntax. LOL
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    Re: The malleability of stances

    As I get older, my stances are mostly based on lived, real world experiences and observations, not ideology. Some people have really crafty arguments that can make me appreciate things on a mental level, but once I step out into the real world I still have to default to what I know is true.

    People who are malleable are either too cerebral, too ignorant, or too impressionable (or they're just young).

    It's good to be open minded, however my stances are not just based on ideas but morals and values. I am more likely to re-examine an idea than I am to re-examine a moral.

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    Re: The malleability of stances

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    As I get older, my stances are mostly based on lived, real world experiences and observations, not ideology. Some people have really crafty arguments that can make me appreciate things on a mental level, but once I step out into the real world I still have to default to what I know is true.

    People who are malleable are either too cerebral, too ignorant, or too impressionable (or they're just young).

    It's good to be open minded, however my stances are not just based on ideas but morals and values. I am more likely to re-examine an idea than I am to re-examine a moral.
    1. TY for participating.
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      Is "too cerebral" your way of saying "think too much?" If so, outside of certain emergently dire circumstances and complex decision-making scenarios unburdened by temporal limits, how can there be such a thing as that?
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    Re: The malleability of stances

    All. I hope I don't ever reach the point where I feel like I can learn no more. My opinion is the only opinion, that's what we have in the white house at the moment and personally I don't care for the type of personality who knows everything and is the greatest.

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    Re: The malleability of stances

    Most of mine are malleable. But if you're going to try to change my mind on something, you'd better come with a calm, reasoned argument, and you'd damn well better take it when I scrutinize your view that you want me to adapt to. Be humble, not entitled.
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    Re: The malleability of stances

    I would change my mind about anything if sufficient evidence and reason was presented to convince me that my former position was factually incorrect. They will not change if the only appeal being made is an appeal to emotion.
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