Posts Tagged ‘thoughts’

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.

Advertisements