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Would you rather have a friend that took a stand on politics,religion,etc...

or someone who has no opinion on anything substantial?
Even if they disagree with me,i'd rather talk to someone who believed in their cause, rather than someone who gives you the perpetual shoulder shrug when you ask them their opinion on something, or someone who has no clue what you're even talking about

 
butterflyblue19

Asked by butterflyblue19 at 4:25 PM on May. 15, 2013 in Relationships

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  • Someone who stands up for what they believe in... I cannot handle people that get pushed around and do as the crowd does.
    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 4:27 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I like people who have opinions, but aren't pushy about it.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 4:50 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • Someone who can keep it balanced.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 4:37 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I'm not sure. I have friends that aren't really involved or interested in politics and religion and we still have interesting conversations about different things. I have my own beliefs, but I don't feel comfortable discussing or debating certain subjects. If they don't feel an opinion about anything and are wispy washy, I usually end up feeling like they aren't genuine or that I don't connect with them on much, certainly not enough to have a good friendship. Like you, I don't have to agree, but they need to have some direction in life.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:36 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I always like honesty in any relationship regardless of whether their opinion is "popular" or not or whether or not they agree with me.

    In observing people in groups there are those who share rather outspokenly and there are some who only share when directly asked. Then, there are others who just follow the herd in order to not "rock the boat" if they don't agree with the majority.

    I would think that if a person is a close friend and not just an acquaintance they would be more apt to share their true feelings about things. Some personalities just naturally find it harder to really put themselves out there, especially if they know that their opinions/beliefs are not the same as others.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 4:41 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I agree with Kmath, people who have opinions but, aren't pushy. Somehow to me, at least, the non-opinionated seem uneducated & willfully ignorant.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 4:55 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • Depends on what that "stand " consists of.... if it's " I'm right because my beliefs say XYZ'(whether they be political, religious, parenting, etc.) I'd rather they keep their mouths shut as they clearly do not have the fortitude or intelligence to form an opinion of their own
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:03 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I don't know, my BFF stands a stand on a lot of that stuff but I think she takes things a little to far. She's an Atheist like I am but she goes around making it known and purposely picking fights about the whole god isn't real stuff. We share a lot of the same beliefs but she is loud about it. I am the quiet one that respect that other people believe different but she purposely fights with people who aren't atheist.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:28 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I don't want someone to beat me over the head with their opinions, but I want them to have them and stand behind them - or at least only change them because someone has truly convinced them that their opinion was wrong, not because they just don't want to be the odd man out.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 5:21 PM on May. 15, 2013

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