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(WorldNetDaily)   New study says that people's beliefs are likely to change as they get older. Like the belief that they will someday be able to retire   (wnd.com) divider line 151
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2013-01-07 08:30:44 AM  
 
2013-01-07 08:58:03 AM  
I've grown far more compassionate, far more patient, and far more liberal as I age. Just not always at the same time.
 
2013-01-07 09:31:49 AM  
Considering how many people I know who were raised in non-religious environments that later became Bible beaters, I can see that being true.
 
2013-01-07 09:38:02 AM  
Derp de derp NO HEART!
Herp he herp NO HEAD!

I am very insightful.
 
2013-01-07 09:50:38 AM  
I have been taking precautions early in life to not become a herp/derp in my older years.

One thing I have found is that many people go with the surroundings and don't like to show different opinions.  As soon as they move to a largely herp/derp area they herp/derp with the rest of them.
 
2013-01-07 09:56:04 AM  
Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.
 
2013-01-07 10:06:28 AM  
Yeah I'm still registered republican, only because I never bothered to change it. And I like to fark with the primaries.
 
2013-01-07 10:11:55 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.


It does seem to be their thought process though..... "These kids will just turn 40 and magically become homophobic and paranoid!".
 
2013-01-07 11:11:45 AM  

Makh: I have been taking precautions early in life to not become a herp/derp in my older years.

One thing I have found is that many people go with the surroundings and don't like to show different opinions.  As soon as they move to a largely herp/derp area they herp/derp with the rest of them.


When in herp/derp, you can't get fooled again.

/ Retirement is overrated. As someone who has telecommuted nearly 100% for the last decade...
 
2013-01-07 11:20:43 AM  
I heard somewhere ( I think NPR) that your tastes kind of freeze at a certain age. So if, for instance, you have tried sushi by age forty, you'll never like it.

I am not sure how this applies to the discussion at hand, but I thought it was interesting.
 
2013-01-07 11:27:52 AM  

Sybarite: The full story they link to on CBS News if you don't want to give a WND a click.


And here's the Fark.com thread on this exact study in case you don't want to read a WND thread. Link
 
2013-01-07 11:28:40 AM  
I've known two friends, who have done the magical herp/derp flip to Fox News and the echo chamber.

I can only assume it's the same as any kind of propaganda; it shoots for the weak and infects the mentally feeble. The trick is getting them out of it - anything that's instantly digestible and filled with truthiness is bound to find a handful of marks.

The one constant in life is change. If you haven't developed the skills to be flexible (or learned critical thinking), you got off the bus a long time ago.
 
2013-01-07 11:29:50 AM  
Brilliant Subby!

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2013-01-07 11:30:38 AM  

dletter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.

It does seem to be their thought process though..... "These kids will just turn 40 and magically become homophobic and paranoid!".


It's been said far too many 'baggers and neo-cons have a hard time believing we're in the 21st century. Personally I think too many of them don't believe we had a 20th century.
 
2013-01-07 11:30:44 AM  
I think I might try to work until death. I enjoy my job enough that I really don't mind either way.
 
2013-01-07 11:30:52 AM  
Retirement is for losers. Producers do what they love till the day they die.
 
2013-01-07 11:31:24 AM  
Yeah, my Dad said this to me, "As you get older, you get more conservative" and my response was, "total bs, you have been conservative from the time you started going to church, it's just worse now because all you listen to is Fox news".

Fox News is the single most scary thing I can think of these days. It's creating a frightening segment of our population that simply will not listen to anything that contradicts their world-view.
 
2013-01-07 11:31:43 AM  
considering my mother was a flower child and is now a hard core conservative, all I can say to the study is no shiat
 
2013-01-07 11:32:11 AM  
I am 63 when I was at school I was involved with more radical groups like Students for Democractic action now I am more centrist .. my wife is very left wing I will try new foods my latest is Vietnamese restaurants. my crazy derpyness always remains.
 
2013-01-07 11:34:45 AM  

Znuh: I've known two friends, who have done the magical herp/derp flip to Fox News and the echo chamber.

I can only assume it's the same as any kind of propaganda; it shoots for the weak and infects the mentally feeble. The trick is getting them out of it - anything that's instantly digestible and filled with truthiness is bound to find a handful of marks.

The one constant in life is change. If you haven't developed the skills to be flexible (or learned critical thinking), you got off the bus a long time ago.


My M-I-L has done that; it is no doubt part-and-parcel of her joining an evangelical megachurch and (I'm sorry to other Republicans that do not share this view) her previously-latent racism brought to the surface by the President's skin color. She's constantly peppering me with questions about "why isn't the mainstream media talking about this thing on Fox?" I just respond by looking up whatever FNN put out, finding the source blog from which they get their "journalism" and read to her the updated, corrected version.

Actually they seem to have stopped challenging me with crap like this lately.  At least she hasn't decided that the earth is only 6,000 years old.
 
2013-01-07 11:34:56 AM  
There are no gods. There never have been any gods. This isn't changing anytime soon.
 
2013-01-07 11:36:01 AM  

EvilEgg: So if, for instance, you have tried sushi by age forty, you'll never like it.


My lawyer friend took me to lunch when I was 50 and I tried it for the first time.
I'm hooked on it now.
 
2013-01-07 11:37:28 AM  

lennavan: Sybarite: The full story they link to on CBS News if you don't want to give a WND a click.

And here's the Fark.com thread on this exact study in case you don't want to read a WND thread. Link


1 of 4 already existing fark threads on the same study reported on by various outlets. For such an obvious and boring study, fark sure is in love with it.
 
2013-01-07 11:39:35 AM  
Like Grumpy Cat, I'm pretty sure I always have and always will be confused and annoyed by a large chunk of the population and I do not see that changing. Just might get more violent later on in life at repeated requests that I join in on watch singing and dancing competitions on television.
 
2013-01-07 11:39:56 AM  
Yep. If I met ten years younger Holocaust Agnostic I probably couldn't stand him.
 
2013-01-07 11:40:02 AM  
I don't believe social security will be around when I retire.

I don't believe any sort of nationalized health care will be around when I retire.

I don't believe that the US government, in the form that exists now, will be around when I retire.

I don't expect these beliefs to change.
 
2013-01-07 11:40:44 AM  
Just noticed Fark now has a facility to automatically double-post the same thread. This should save the modmins a lot of work in greenlighting duplicates. Drunken Drew product management FTW.

dcc.vu
/ speaking of Fark features, I hear there is a WYSIWYG HTML editor - anyone know how to turn it on for Firefox (Midas module) ?
 
2013-01-07 11:41:29 AM  
I used to be obsessed with Vietnam, because I was enthralled that America would probably never get into such a stupid, pointless war ever again.


Wait.....what?
 
2013-01-07 11:42:31 AM  

WhackingDay: Fox News is the single most scary thing I can think of these days. It's creating a frightening segment of our population that simply will not listen to anything that contradicts their world-view.


It applies to both sides. The echo chamber doesn't care if it's a Rapeublican or a Fascist. Neither side is willing to think that something else is possible.

Only by realizing that both parties are evil will the echo chamber fail.
 
2013-01-07 11:42:38 AM  
As you can see by my name, I'm an old coot. I started as ultra-liberal, went to the center and now, because I don't give a shiat about what anyone thinks, I'm ultra-liberal again. I've never had a conservative stand in my life and I can only see someone making a change like that through brain damage, because, to believe some of the Fox News shiat, you've got to be brain damaged.
 
2013-01-07 11:42:56 AM  

WhackingDay: Yeah, my Dad said this to me, "As you get older, you get more conservative" and my response was, "total bs, you have been conservative from the time you started going to church, it's just worse now because all you listen to is Fox news".

Fox News is the single most scary thing I can think of these days. It's creating a frightening segment of our population that simply will not listen to anything that contradicts their world-view.


I remember Mr. Show did some sketch that involved a "What To Think" News Network and thought, "Wow, they nailed Fox News before it even existed."
 
2013-01-07 11:43:16 AM  
Yesterday my ninety year old mother, who raised me to be tolerant, fair, honest and thoughtful, informed me that Obama's campaign was financed entirely by the taxpayer and Romney had to foot the bill all by himself.
 
2013-01-07 11:46:54 AM  

JohnBigBootay: Yesterday my ninety year old mother, who raised me to be tolerant, fair, honest and thoughtful, informed me that Obama's campaign was financed entirely by the taxpayer and Romney had to foot the bill all by himself.


Ugh. It's like Rupert finds this latent asshole switch in people and sends out the signal through Fox News.
 
2013-01-07 11:48:10 AM  
Complete opposite for me. For years I was a hardcore republican dittohead. Thought anyone poor was stupid. Then I had kids. I lost my job in 2008 and couldn't find a comparable one until nearly 2010. Had to resort to unemployment and medicaid for the wife and kids. Had to work shiatty menial jobs for awhile.

Now..... Rush and the Right can go get farked in the ear.
 
2013-01-07 11:48:30 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.


I was a Bible-believing, Christian right-winger in high school but moved to an atheist, left-libertarian in my 30s. Older folk always point to studies like this as proof that I'll eventually return to church and vote Republican, but I think my trendline points more to becoming a pagan communist by my 60s.
 
2013-01-07 11:48:41 AM  
Doesn't this fly in the face of the belief that a person's beliefs are set in stone upon reaching adulthood?
 
2013-01-07 11:48:54 AM  

Znuh: JohnBigBootay: Yesterday my ninety year old mother, who raised me to be tolerant, fair, honest and thoughtful, informed me that Obama's campaign was financed entirely by the taxpayer and Romney had to foot the bill all by himself.

Ugh. It's like Rupert finds this latent asshole switch in people and sends out the signal through Fox News.


He must be totally bypassing the mammalian brain and going to straight to the selfish crocodile derp section.
 
2013-01-07 11:49:08 AM  
Welcome to the circlejerk! Today the topic is "Retirement"!
 
2013-01-07 11:49:33 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Retirement is for losers. Producers do what they love till the day they die.


My dad's retired. He kayaks. I don't think he does anything else. If you pick a profession where you spend half your life looking forward to retirement then that really sucks.

/will make movies till I drop dead
 
2013-01-07 11:50:35 AM  
I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.
 
2013-01-07 11:51:16 AM  
Yep. When I was young I believed I'd be okay as long as I was simply a good person and was nice/courteous to other people and lived a decent life. BOY! Was I wrong!

/no, I didn't RTFA from WND
 
2013-01-07 11:51:43 AM  

Mugato: Yeah I'm still registered republican, only because I never bothered to change it. And I like to fark with the primaries.


I did that for awhile, but felt like it came back to bite me when I couldn't vote against Ed Rendell in the 2002 PA Gubernatorial primary, so I switched back.
 
2013-01-07 11:52:01 AM  
My wife won't let me retire.
 
2013-01-07 11:52:13 AM  
Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


/mortality
 
2013-01-07 11:53:28 AM  

loonatic112358: considering my mother was a flower child and is now a hard core conservative, all I can say to the study is no shiat


My aunt was a peace corps volunteer, pot smoker and liberal politics, now a hardcore GOP supporter (even a Paul Ryan support from WI), she did have a big bike accident with a closed head injury so maybe brain damage causes Republican tendencies
 
2013-01-07 11:55:17 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: Yep. When I was young I believed I'd be okay as long as I was simply a good person and was nice/courteous to other people and lived a decent life. BOY! Was I wrong!
/no, I didn't RTFA from WND


Oh well, I don't need to post now. You can throw that shiat in the garbage, along with "most people are decent and caring."
 
2013-01-07 11:55:34 AM  

Cythraul: Considering how many people I know who were raised in non-religious environments that later became Bible beaters, I can see that being true.


And the other way around.
 
2013-01-07 11:56:27 AM  
I give up, Fark.

WND and this idiot study yet again?
 
2013-01-07 11:57:36 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.


I'm more of, I'm still center right, which now means I vote for moderate Dems instead of whatever crap is running on the other side of the ballot.
 
2013-01-07 11:58:52 AM  

Mugato: Smeggy Smurf: Retirement is for losers. Producers do what they love till the day they die.

My dad's retired. He kayaks. I don't think he does anything else. If you pick a profession where you spend half your life looking forward to retirement then that really sucks.

/will make movies till I drop dead


Fair enough. If he's that much into kayaking he could teach if it he felt like it. That's not a job, that's doing what you love.
 
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