I've been browsing PWI for six or so years now, and have built up a tentative mental roadmap of how everyone formed their current political/ethical positions. The problem lies in that it's 95% supposition. So..
What were the events/periods/realizations that formed or altered your views?
How likely did you think it was that your former views would change before they did?
Do you think your current views will change significantly, and what could change them?
One relatively recent event which caused me to take a good hard look at my views:
- Transitioning from a having a quite comfortable income in a trade with a lot of autonomy as a partner, to contractor work at multiple jobs and university. Politically, this prompted me to change who I aligned myself with more to the left, after listening to our federal treasurer (Aus) repeat that a city in which the median house price has just topped $1,000,000 is affordable for first home buyers. Previously my response would be along the lines of suck it up mate, work harder. There's nothing like having money to make you forget the shit others go through.