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Does it change your opinion of somebody when they have dramatically different views than you on a subject?
It's never happened except once. When a guy my partner and I had known since school and communicated with fairly often told us that he thought he was better than everybody else and that he was God. Then I totally changed how I felt about him and I lost every ounce of respect I had. We were chatting with his dad in a public parking lot once and he came over and treated his dad like crap! It blew my mind that anyone would be so hateful to a parent and that didn't help the situation. The topic was God and the bible and he proudly said that he thought there was not a person in the world that was as good as he was. He said that he actually looks down at people. When he told us this he sort of snarled his nose in such a nasty way. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. He said he was a genuis and he is God. He went on and on just raving about himself and I thought it had to be some joke and he kept this up even after we'd ran into him later and we cut off all contact with him. He had said things before like he's too good to date a "fat person" and that he shouldn't HAVE to be seen with one. He's overweight himself. He also said pointed out very proudly that girls like me who are "too skinny" are ugly to him. Then he told MY PARTNER "I would never date Kendra. I wouldn't even look at her. Skinny people like that are plain ugly." WTF?! I was pissed that he talked about women's bodies and mine like this. Like women should be made to fit his standards and nobody is good enough for him. When he said he would never date me, I wanted to say "EXCUSE ME ASSHOLE! Did you ever actually think I WOULD date YOU?!" Lol. OK I get a little fired up talking about this experience. Sorry about that.
Anyways, that's the only time in my life that someones "opinion" ever made me think so ugly of them.