An Opinion’s Limitations

I would like to point out the way people handle listening to others’ opinions. Do you really need to be so rude or criticize the way someone else thinks just because you think otherwise? What if we could all sit and have a nice conversation about it instead? Think about it.

Something we must all learn to accept is that no matter who you are or what you do in life, there will always be someone against you in some sort of way. There will always be someone who thinks the opposite way you do, but that’s not bad. In the end, though, it’s not about what anyone thinks, it’s about being able to have enough empathy to understand the opposing side and either make a compromise or stop stressing and drop it. 

If someone is to disagree with you on a particular topic during a discussion, make sure you are educated enough on your topic to argue back. By argue, I don’t mean to be rude and yell, either. When both sides are able to provide enough information on their topics, they are able to get a little more perspective from the opposing side. This can help lead to friendlier discussions so we are not all in fear of discussing topics such as religion and politics. 

I hope, if you do end up in one of these conversations in the future, you can take a step back to see both sides for what they are, logically. You’re definitely bound to learn something new in the process. Just remember, you can’t force anyone to see your perspective, but you can lay out the facts for them to consider.

One thought on “An Opinion’s Limitations

  1. Opinions may vary from person to person and represent different perspectives on the same subject, but opinions outside of personal interests and preferences are ultimately informed by facts. If an opinion is based on an ignorance or misunderstanding of the facts surrounding an issue, it is worth objectively less than an opinion that is properly informed. This idea that you must empathize with a hideously malformed opinion, and engage it civilly is outlandish. “Taking a step back” and thinking about it “logically” while still parroting the monotonous ‘all opinions are equal in weight and must be debated equally and civilly’ rhetoric is inconsistent thinking.

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