Posts Tagged ‘facts’

Stupidity

September 22, 2013

genius

I have seen a lot of people over the years mock and deride others for “being stupid”.

What they seem to forget is that it is an inherent human right to be stupid or smart or anything else for that matter.

And just because one may assume they are being stupid about one subject, let me assure you there is someone else thinking you are being just as – if not more – stupid.

So, let’s just all agree that we can be considered “stupid” by other stupid people and leave it at that.

Einstein, a brilliant mind if ever there was one, probably could not bake a puff pastry if he tried. Does that make him stupid?

Aristotle was adept at a wide variety of mental feats but he could not program a VCR.

Sure, I’m stretching things to make a point but isn’t that really what this talk of “stupidity” is really all about? Not everyone can be expected to be as brilliant as us on what we consider to be the correct mindset.

Differences of opinion are nothing more than “opinion” and most of the verbal flaming begins from those differences (and the ego to back it up).

It has nothing to do with “science” and “facts”, but everything to do with ego.


Who said “size doesn’t matter?”


the Nature of Opinion

November 9, 2012

Everyone has an opinion and they have every right to be entitled to it.

They also have a right to change it, on occasion, as often and as freely as they choose.

However, many people come to believe that their opinions are somehow “right” even though it is only an opinion. Facts are different though many people cannot tell the difference between their opinion and fact.

I have a few thoughts that may be different than what you’re used to hearing. Feel free to disagree or be welcome to be inspired. The choice is entirely up to you.

The fact that I write about a lot of different things doesn’t make my opinions any righter. But I created this blog so I could write my opinions down. Share them, if you will.

But, they are still my opinions.

If you follow my blog for any length of time, you might find that my opinions change over time. As I learn more, discover move, try more, my understandings of nature may change as well. And with the changes in understanding, so will come a change in opinion.

That is the nature of opinion, to be changeable, to grow and morph into something that might surprise you. It is not something to hold fast to year after year, to spout repeatedly like some religious mantra… boring to your relations, your friends… probably even yourself.

Opinions need to be refreshed.

Opinions need to be updated.

Opinions not capable of being changed are no longer opinions.

They become “fact” in the eye of the holder, however erroneous they may be.