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PrinceOberyn October 30th, 2014 2:43am

Have your opinions ever been truly changed from a debate?

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PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/29/14 10:11 pm

Sure. Not a literal debate, but a book. I was incredibly antigovernment and pro-democracy until I read The Prince and Discourses on Livy by Machiavelli. Almost a 180 in a year.

PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/29/14 10:11 pm

Especially The Prince. I still keep a copy of that book with me.

10/29/14 9:35 pm

Definitely. I'm not always right and I'll admit it. Life is easier that way.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/29/14 9:12 pm

It has. Several times. Granted, in every single one of those times, it's changed back when new facts were revealed, but I really was quite anti-gun-control for a while, and I really did believe that the free market could solve everything for a year.

susanr Colorado
10/29/14 8:19 pm

On a couple of relatively minor points, yes. (One example being "hate crimes.")

Rotavele Alabama
10/29/14 8:14 pm

Plenty of times it's set my momentum in the right direction. It was usually when I was a hardcore republican.

SkookumRoyce The Great Northwest
10/29/14 7:59 pm

Not a complete 180, but debates have often spurred my interest in other viewpoints, many of high I adopted in part.