Life is lonely as a conservative millenial

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This weekend everyone has been out and about with friends. I've found myself having a quiet one, most of it has been at the gym.

Over the years I have drifted from friends due to differences in personal values. I don't enjoy being around woke millennials as most of the time is spent complaining about the status quo and there's no discussion of solutions. I also don't relate with many of the social justice movements. I made a decision not to bother with some people as I didn't want to be fake and continue to pretend to be a socialist when I'm not.

Unfortunately I never joined any conservative union groups when I was at uni, because I spent my time at uni trying to be woke, so I never made those connections at uni.

I was wondering if there are any young conservatives that relate to aspects being alone?
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Totally agree with you Fruli, our views dont seem to be that popular amongst the millenial bubble, even though we are in line with mainstream public opinion. I didnt join any union either, but i joined the conservative party for £5 when i was under 25 lol. I don't get involved with the local CA as I might move soon, but its good to get emails and allows you to vote in leadership elections and stuff and i want to go to the tory conference at some point when its back on
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It can feel lonely but there's more of us out there than some online venues would give the impression of, and there's also some suggestion that the generation subsequent to ours is more right-leaning (depending on how you segment the data), as well as a drift rightwards in Millenials and their view (same caveat.) However, it depends on the social circles you frequent to what degree you will see that. A lot of people simply bite their tongue for fear of ostracisation due to the woke groupthink that dominates in some circles.
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This weekend everyone has been out and about with friends. I've found myself having a quiet one, most of it has been at the gym.

Over the years I have drifted from friends due to differences in personal values. I don't enjoy being around woke millennials as most of the time is spent complaining about the status quo and there's no discussion of solutions. I also don't relate with many of the social justice movements. I made a decision not to bother with some people as I didn't want to be fake and continue to pretend to be a socialist when I'm not.

Unfortunately I never joined any conservative union groups when I was at uni, because I spent my time at uni trying to be woke, so I never made those connections at uni.

I was wondering if there are any young conservatives that relate to aspects being alone?
I wouldn't describe myself as conservative however I do relate to feeling marginalised due to my political opinions.

My problem is more with a lot of the people within this generation's (gen z, I'm 18) broad inability to have reasoned discussions over issues, instead resorting to cancel culture and arrogantly looking down on people with other viewpoints. On several occasions, I've tried to be vocal on this issue and mostly found myself shouted down since it doesn't align with the status quo for my age. And to add to this, I'm by no means right wing, I'd say I sit at the centre-left and yet I've still been shunned for making the LUDICROUS proposal we should listen and respect our difference for once.

So, I definitely see what you mean, there's a real problem with people sacrificing perfectly good friendships over differences in politics. If you need someone to talk to feel free to msg me, always happy if you need to vent over these issues you have or just wanna talk further on it
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This weekend everyone has been out and about with friends. I've found myself having a quiet one, most of it has been at the gym.

Over the years I have drifted from friends due to differences in personal values. I don't enjoy being around woke millennials as most of the time is spent complaining about the status quo and there's no discussion of solutions. I also don't relate with many of the social justice movements. I made a decision not to bother with some people as I didn't want to be fake and continue to pretend to be a socialist when I'm not.

Unfortunately I never joined any conservative union groups when I was at uni, because I spent my time at uni trying to be woke, so I never made those connections at uni.

I was wondering if there are any young conservatives that relate to aspects being alone?
Queenly moves, I did more or less the exact same thing.
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My problem is more with a lot of the people within this generation's (gen z, I'm 18) broad inability to have reasoned discussions over issues, instead resorting to cancel culture and arrogantly looking down on people with other viewpoints.
It's basically little more than a lynch mob mentality and Millennials are little better, if at all, when it comes to that. Probably by design given that the educational curriculum doesn't really teach you how to think critically, whatever lip service is paid towards it.
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Being a millennial in general is statically pretty lonely regardless of political leanings.

https://www.zendesk.co.uk/blog/mille...pidemic-heres/

I'm not that conservative but I have spent the weekend doing the gardening on my own. It was lovely.
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This weekend everyone has been out and about with friends. I've found myself having a quiet one, most of it has been at the gym.

Over the years I have drifted from friends due to differences in personal values. I don't enjoy being around woke millennials as most of the time is spent complaining about the status quo and there's no discussion of solutions. I also don't relate with many of the social justice movements. I made a decision not to bother with some people as I didn't want to be fake and continue to pretend to be a socialist when I'm not.

Unfortunately I never joined any conservative union groups when I was at uni, because I spent my time at uni trying to be woke, so I never made those connections at uni.

I was wondering if there are any young conservatives that relate to aspects being alone?
Hello there,

I can totally relate as I’m usually the only conservative in most of my friendship groups. I don’t have the data to prove what I’m about to say unfortunately but I feel like a lot of young people are either libertarian-left or slightly authoritarian-left. Christianity plays a huge role in my politics too, mainly morally speaking. In my honest opinion, find people who aren’t woke, even if they’re left-wing, and make sure they respect your views. I’ve had people who didn’t and did respect my views and the latter does a much better job for your well-being.

PM me if you want as well
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Oh, how my heart bleeds for you.
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This weekend everyone has been out and about with friends. I've found myself having a quiet one, most of it has been at the gym.

Over the years I have drifted from friends due to differences in personal values. I don't enjoy being around woke millennials as most of the time is spent complaining about the status quo and there's no discussion of solutions. I also don't relate with many of the social justice movements. I made a decision not to bother with some people as I didn't want to be fake and continue to pretend to be a socialist when I'm not.

Unfortunately I never joined any conservative union groups when I was at uni, because I spent my time at uni trying to be woke, so I never made those connections at uni.

I was wondering if there are any young conservatives that relate to aspects being alone?
You would need to find groups that share your values as a majority of young people probably don't share your values.

Also, it is important for you to learn how to compromise because that would be the best way to have a healthy group of friends. If not, you risk limiting yourself in a bubble that would reinforce your views.
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You would need to find groups that share your values as a majority of young people probably don't share your values.

Also, it is important for you to learn how to compromise because that would be the best way to have a healthy group of friends. If not, you risk limiting yourself in a bubble that would reinforce your views.
being around similar people becomes stale. different values doesn't even need to be political keeps things fresh and interesting
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I dunno man, I'm a member of the Conservative party but I don't allow it to dictate my life - most of my friends don't know or care about politics, and if they do then they don't talk about it 24/7. I guess you're just hanging around the overly-political types.
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being around similar people becomes stale. different values doesn't even need to be political keeps things fresh and interesting
Definitely. Contemporary culture dictates that people must be rigid and unwilling which leads to issues down the line.
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The only person you need to agree with politically is your husband or wife, because politics is an extension of personal values.

Millennial grads who worship Corbyn are just ******s to be left to their own devices, if nothing else because they cause a civil war in Labour allowing the first genuinely right wing government since Thatcher. Not that Boris is especially right wing, but it's a start.
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The only person you need to agree with politically is your husband or wife, because politics is an extension of personal values.

Millennial grads who worship Corbyn are just ******s to be left to their own devices, if nothing else because they cause a civil war in Labour allowing the first genuinely right wing government since Thatcher. Not that Boris is especially right wing, but it's a start.
millennial grads who worship Corbyn
is this what you rage w @nk over on the regular
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millennial grads who worship Corbyn
is this what you rage w @nk over on the regular
I'm not raging because thanks to Corbyn's idiocy we managed to go from globalist ghouls like Cameron and Osborne to Based Boris Johnson and Priti "send em to hell" Patel
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Have you considered joining some centre right leaning think tanks or Conservative linked social groups?
The Conservative Young Women's group has a friends membership option available to people of all genders who are not Conservative Party members.
Maybe take a look at the Tax Payers Alliance, Free Speech Union and The Freedom Association.

I've never been a member of any political party but receive plenty of invites to events from friends who are members or financial backers of uk and usa political organisations.
There are also plenty of hobby connected, enterprise and business networking groups around.
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Totally agree with you Fruli, our views dont seem to be that popular amongst the millenial bubble, even though we are in line with mainstream public opinion. I didnt join any union either, but i joined the conservative party for £5 when i was under 25 lol. I don't get involved with the local CA as I might move soon, but its good to get emails and allows you to vote in leadership elections and stuff and i want to go to the tory conference at some point when its back on
I’m a member too, but never been to the conference. I wouldn’t know many people so I worry about being out of place. Is it easy to connect with people at the conference?
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It can feel lonely but there's more of us out there than some online venues would give the impression of, and there's also some suggestion that the generation subsequent to ours is more right-leaning (depending on how you segment the data), as well as a drift rightwards in Millenials and their view (same caveat.) However, it depends on the social circles you frequent to what degree you will see that. A lot of people simply bite their tongue for fear of ostracisation due to the woke groupthink that dominates in some circles.
Yeah. I have a disadvantage in that I live in a small village so I’m not so connected with many people. I used to live in London, but I didn’t have an interest in politics and social issues at that time so didn’t make connections.
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Yeah. I have a disadvantage in that I live in a small village so I’m not so connected with many people. I used to live in London, but I didn’t have an interest in politics and social issues at that time so didn’t make connections.
Generally I avoid discussing politics altogether, and don't really see the point or need to discuss it at work, but apparently other people think we all want to hear about it all the time.
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