OCT wrote:Oh, it's absolutely guaranteed that someone will counter any old line about growing old with 'well it hasn't happened to ME!'. But it happens to many, because life and death and marriage and children and all that.
And it doesn't happen to many others, including many who have done life death and marriage and children, as have I, after a fashion.
All of my friends in my age cohort are still firmly on the left economically and socially, and have been for the last 50 years or so, despite the varying circumstances of their lives.
My only point is you cannot (fully) 'explain' individual actions by reference to the herd - but I'm not remotely interested in squabbling about it.
Back when this thread began, I voted for the first option, btw, but didn't see the point in writing why.
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