If you’ve gotten this far, then thanks for your interest in this post. Now, to the question at hand…I as I get older (only 22, so not too old) I feel that my politcal ideals are slowly changing. To give you some background, I have always been quite conservative and would describe myself as an “anti-communist/pro-capitalist” patriot who also has strong ties to his family’s heritage (Cuban). Because of this fact, I have REALLY been aware of my politcal ideals and persuations since an early age (probably before 10 or so) yet waited until I had more facts/info before officialy deciding on a politcal affiliation (at about 14).
Here’s where the question comes in: Since I was about 18, some, and I stress the word SOME of my political persuations have changed. In some cases, to the complete opposite of the original belief! I would now consider myself a moderate-conservative, when 5 years ago, I would’ve told you I was as right wing as they come. I think since I am maturing and experiencing different things, my perception of the world as morphed. I don’t think it’s changed in a negative way, on the contrary, I think it has been more “finely-tuned” than anything.
Also, the fact that I am a politcal science major (final year) and do extensive study into the subject, has had major influences. Having said this, I will say that almost all of my conservative idelas have remianed the same throughout this transitionary period in my life, like my feelings about gay marriage/adoption or the governments involvement in one’s life; but my feelings on things like abortion, and drug legalization are dramatically different.
I know that as people age, their views on life change, but is this as common as is led to believe? Have any of you T-Guys/Girls had any similar experiences? Thanks again, and I’m looking forward to the responses.