Erm...I mean, on the left. For someone who grew up in solidly leftist surroundings, it took me over 3 decades to completely shed my background. I lie, I have one of them left. Of the 6 people I count as friends, he's the only liberal left. This was not premeditated. It turns out, political leanings did reflect on things that I held dear in relationships. There were the friends who nagged me, for instance. Taking care of my own business is a value for me. Politically and personally. Then there was the friend who saw himself as some sort of noble savage. Because my parents were middle class, and his working class, he thought himself better than me somehow. Then there was a friend of mine who used to embarrass me by calling people racist without the slightest shred of evidence every time they didn't bring our food fast enough at restaurants. Then, of course, there were the feminists who thought it's ok for girls to be sluts but not for guys to hit on them. Or, since we're on the subject of hitting, who thought guys didn't have the right to hit back, etc. etc. Then there were the communists who didn't respect my space, and called me selfish whenever I didn't do as they wanted. They usually ran in mobs. Eventually, I shed my family itself. And now I look around...I have dear friends, whom I can count on and trust. And none but one of them have leftist or liberal leanings. It's a really strange thing to behold. My friends changed with my own changes in perspective. But, reality is, I was always a very bad joiner and a very bad leftist/liberal. Did any of you undergo a similar process?