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  •  2006 study: (5+ / 0-)
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    "Preschool children who 20 years later were relatively liberal were characterized as: developing close relationships, self-reliant, energetic, somewhat dominating, relatively under-controlled, and resilient. Preschool children subsequently relatively conservative at age 23 were described as: feeling easily victimized, easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid, inhibited, and relatively over-controlled and vulnerable"
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    Jonathan doesn't sound so conservative to me!

    Faux News ruined my state

    by sc kitty on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 01:17:48 PM PDT

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    •  Honestly, at a young age, (2+ / 0-)
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      I was likely the picture of somebody destined for a life of political conservatism. It wasn't intrinsic; my inhibition and fearfulness were from my early-life experiences of abuse and neglect. Indeed, all early influences that shaped me, that I can think of, through age 18, were conservative. Family. School. Church (for damn sure :) I got to go off to a secular college. There I connected with a counselor in the Student Health Service, whom I credit with my birth as a political liberal. She and I didn't discuss politics much. But she listened to me, actively and undividedly, in a way that was entirely new to me. I saw her in private practice, on a sliding scale, after my allotted free sessions were used up. During this critical period, my every assumption about the world, and my place in it, was undermined. The time I spent with her was one of the gifts of my life. It's the reason I am who I am today, without a lot more serious problems and baggage.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 04:24:24 PM PDT

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