I have no friends left

Discussion in 'Libertarian' started by Cherea, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    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?
     
  2. Jo King

    Jo King wannabe

    Wow you only have 6 friends
     
  3. rollingalong

    rollingalong Banned

    happiness is having loving caring friends

    in another city
     
  4. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    Funny you should mention that, I also moved from New Liberal City.
     
  5. rollingalong

    rollingalong Banned

    i dont have too many friends...i have''old friends''

    theres a difference

    they are still cherished friends but we dont hangout anymore...people have lives to live
     
  6. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    I grew up in a purely republican surrounding. Today, most of my friends are either lefties or antipolitical. Although my closest friends incidentally have similar Libertarian views as I do.
     
  7. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    And by lives, you mean their families, right?
     
  8. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    well, the area i grew up in is technically conservative, but the kids i knock around with have always either been apolitical/apathetic (vaguely liberal) or leftist to varying degrees, from moderate to hardcore politico. everyone i ever met/knew growing up who was on the right was an absolute prick. i'm sure it wasn't a representative sample, i know there are a lot of right-wing people who aren't arseholes, just as i know plenty of leftists who are cunts, i just don't know many personally.

    EDIT:

    actually, that said, i know quite a lot of really cool people who are probably on the right politicaly, but politics never really comes up between us, so i don't know where they stand. so i guess its probably fair to say that the conservatives/right wingers who ive met who were pricks were only people who advertised themselves as such when i first met them, and to that extent, someone who introduces themselves: "hello, i'm a young conservative, have you read Ayn Rand?" is probably gonna turn out to be a prick just as someone whose first words to you are "hello, i'm a socialist, have you read the ragged trousered philanthropist?" regardless of where you fall on the poliical spectrum.
     
  9. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I have friends with retarded political views. As long as they are not annoying about them I don't care to end a friendship because of their background or perspectives. So I guess no, to answer your question. If I count my real solid friendships I don't have more than 6 either. You don't need countless numbers of good friends in my opinion as long as you can 'count' on the few good ones :)
     
  10. Individual

    Individual Senior Member

    Good friends are hard to come by, and good friends don't allow politics to destroy their friendship.
     
  11. Australia is confusing, all the lefties are more right wing than the righties

    Inner city Sydney all the hippy types are snotty as and hink buying a smart car is saving the environment, I'm ok with snotty, but its hard to work out who is actually a lefty
     
  12. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    Smart cars are shit. My 93 Honda civic got better gas mileage.
     

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