Has any discussion changed your views?

Greece
February 19, 2013 12:40pm CST
We have a variety of discussions open to us on Mylot with equally varying points of view. I can't help wondering if this exchange of opinion has resulted in anyone changing their opinions or their attitudes in any significant way. The religious discussions, for example, have extreme views and it would be interesting to know if an atheist become a believer, or a believer an atheist? Have any of the answers to the moral dilemmas we read of constantly ever caused you to change your way of life for the better?
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@kprofgames (3018)
• United States
19 Feb 13
I don't think that would necessarily apply to religion. I agree with what was said about it being deep rooted through our upbringing. I can honestly say don't visit those discussions much because they get too heated or thrown out of proportion that they can be non productive after a certain point. Can say that one of the very reasons enjoy it here so much is because of the different outlooks that people have. What one person thinks of or a way to approach something another might not so a person is always gaining something useful when you look at it. Has it changed me for the better? I think so. I don't think it's changed me morally in a sense that I change my views, but it has changed how want to reply to a person sometimes. I think it's more wanting to be nicer to people.
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• Greece
20 Feb 13
One of the first things that struck me about Mylot was how nice people are to one another although it is true that some discussions get a little heated and these are best avoided. Most of us are not here to make a point, just to enjoy an interesting chat with people have a few spare minutes to join us.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
19 Feb 13
Religious views and beliefs are usually deep rooted convictions. Those are hard to change and honestly, they should be. No one has so far managed to change how I view religion or other such topics. Some have gotten me to reconsider on other topics and look at things from another angle. I'm open minded enough to accept that someone might have a completly opposing view than I do and I can understand and accept their reasoning.
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• Greece
20 Feb 13
Being open minded, as you are, opens the door to new thoughts which although not life changing can move us toward understanding the reasoning of others and that in itself makes the discussions we have worthwhile.
• United States
19 Feb 13
some of the posts in parenting have made me change a view here and there. I find there are people with strong parenting skills and I learn a lot from them.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 Feb 13
I think there have been many discussions that have changed my views on a certain situation or subject. The more opinions you can search out the deeper the understanding becomes. What you may never have thought to be possible becomes a probability in your mind when you see how the voices of others are shaping the situation at hand.
• Greece
20 Feb 13
Even a short discussion can bring about a deepening of our understanding and being able to chat over issues is one of the benefits of Mylot discussions.
@celticeagle (116655)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 13
Nothing significant. I recall discussions that have made me thing more about a given subject but it hasn't changed my way of thinking. I am an agnostic and I don't care to get into religious discussions because I get angry at how pathetic some people are. As far as answers to moral dilemmas I think, for me, it really gives me more support than anything else. I had to stop seeing a counselor because I couldn't pay for it anylonger. With my severe depression with panic attacks diagnosis I really need counselor and support at times. My BFF lives in another state so she is not always there for me too. So having Mylot at my disposal is so much more than just a discussion group. I have made alot of friends and I value their opinions and input at times when I am not sure of how to go forward.
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@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
19 Feb 13
I find it interesting to read different views on different topics. Up till today nothing that I read from my mylotter-friends had changed my mind of what I believe, or who I am. In reading other people's opinions, it gives me the time to reflect, and no ensure that I never judge.
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Feb 13
hi 41CombedaleRoad not in religion as I stay out of it here. My religion is my own and not changing for someone elses ideas at all ever. But I have had some discussions help me to become less uptight byways of managing stress. I have diabetes and stress by itself can shoot up ones blood sugar high.Some of my Indian friends here have suggested different practices of yoga and those have helped me to be less stressed.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Feb 13
I have never changed my religion by the discussions here. I have become a Christian by first searching forchurches and comparing it with what is in the bible. I have found why some think the way they do although there are those who assume things and attribute things to others that are not true.
@mythociate (14733)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Feb 13
I'd say that reading some of the religious discussions have helped me stay aware of the fact that sometimes people get too 'sure of their beliefs' to be any good for reality
• Greece
20 Feb 13
Aah but you enjoy getting involved and even starting some of these discussions up mythociate, I know because I follow them....
@Bluedoll (17089)
• Canada
19 Feb 13
My view on dieting got changes as I thought I had a solution for loosing weight. It was discussion I started and received many conflicting statements that did not agree with what I was proposing. These did help me rethink and reorganize my weight loss attack plan. So the answer is yes discussion helped me.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
19 Feb 13
That is cool! Did it work for you when you changed your weight loss plan?
• Lagos, Nigeria
30 Aug 16
Thanks for such question
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
I wouldn't really say that I belong to the ultimate religion there is, but I have always remained with my beliefs. I may be open to the opinion of others, of hearing them out, but there has never been a great challenge for me to turn my back on what I believe in.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
26 Feb 13
There have been some discussions that I've been a part of that have made me think about things in a different way. However, I do have to say that none of the discussions that I've taken part in have been enough that I've been able to completely change my opinion. You see, it is my thinking that we are all entitled to have our own opinions on things and the opinions that we are going to have are as unique as we ourselves are. Because of this, we can learn and grow from the opinions of others, but I don't think that our opinions are likely to have significant changes.
@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
22 Feb 13
maybe sometimes, its happen because we are sharing opinions or in point of views, there is a chance that you can change the topic whenever you want in a single type. from drama to comedy or other like what you say.. for me it is okay to get a long discussion.
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 13
Interesting thought provoking discussion my friend and one that I can honestly say yes to, when I first started at Mylot I would go out of my way to avoid discussions that were even remotely religious, I was a non-believer, religion didn't interest me at all, then something seemed to change in me, I accepted someone who's discussions were 99% religious and I became intrigued, but it was the way she responded, she was in no way throwing her religion down my throat but she was teaching me, she was patient and talked me through some of my questions, I started to enjoy responding to religious discussions and I even found myself starting religious discussions, something I never dreamt of doing. I have even started praying, something I haven't done since I was 15! My views have changed and I am more open minded certainly about religion.
• United States
20 Feb 13
I love myLot because I can learn about other cultures and people without prying into their lives. They ask the questions and I get to respond, its better than an awkward conversation where I don't know what to ask. I've been in a few heated discussion about how American is this and that but I generally don't start the fight, I'll try to stop it or enlighten those about the U.S.A. I can also find out what other people think about some issues, a new perspective it always a better way to learn.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
20 Feb 13
I think that the one thing that has change in terms of my views is myLot itself. I came into this thinking that this was going to be a money-making site. I thought this was an extension of my online earning activities. Through discussions, and some encouragement from good friends here, I've learned that this is a good resource for a morale boost.
@alottodo (3062)
• Australia
20 Feb 13
Over the years and growing older my views have changed over time I matured and with it came wisdom if anything I have learnt on MyLot is to be humble and accept other people's oppinions despite of creed and back ground and despite every thing we are all basically the same we share the same dreams of family and peace and love.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
20 Feb 13
I dont believe my views have changed durning and of the topic that i read or the ones that i post to we all have the right to belivie in what we want to and we can only hope that our parents have brought us up the best way that they can
@GreenMoo (11842)
19 Feb 13
I can't think of an occasion where my point of view has been changed on any major subject, but I really appreciate the diversity of people I'm able to chat with.