Yeah, why are we even arguing about this? It's not like we can ever change it.
I don't know. Maybe one day we will change it.
Oh yeah, that's what we talked about in civics today: our effects on society.
Yeah, what were the things Mr. Nudley said affected our political opinions again? It was family, friends, media, and one other thing.
Education. As we learn about different social and political issues, the way the information is presented to us can affect our opinions, along with being more informed on the subject.
Well, Mr. Nudley did wear a shirt that says, "I'm a Republican" to school today. That's probably why I was leaning more towards the right side of the spectrum. Plus, I do get a lot of ads on Instagram from Republican media, which I guess I sometimes click.
Yeah, and my family is 100% democrat. My brother is even majoring in democratic studies in college. So, your family must have some influence on your ideals too.
Actually, not really. My family just doesn't talk about or care too much about politics, and I never talk about politics with my friends. I guess it really differs for everybody.
Guess so. It seems that depending on ethnicity, race, gender, family, personal experiences, environment, media exposure, education, peer influence, and so much more, every individual person must form their own set of personal ideals and beliefs that only they can understand the full reasoning behind.
No wonder he has an A in this class...
The process of political socialization in which you obtain your beliefs through these influences truly does take a lifetime of countless factors all being considered. This not only acts as a political opinion, but an insight of the complexities and endless possibilities of the human mind.