Opinions - we all have them
There’s nothing wrong with having an opinion, as long as you understand that it’s just how you see it. The danger with opinions arises when you think yours is the truth or when you believe someone else’s is the truth or holds more value than your own.
When you mistake your opinion for the truth you are closing your mind to other possibilities. Let’s face it, when you form an opinion about anything it’s based on your interpretation of ‘the facts’, and your interpretation is informed by all of your previous experiences and opinions. What you decided were ‘the facts’ may not even be the whole picture of the event but only a small fragment of a larger whole. And, if that’s true for you, it’s also true for everybody else.
So, does anyone know the whole truth about anything? Probably not, in my opinion. Each of us can only see the observable aspects of an event from our particular point of view. None of us can see into the workings of another’s mind, although some of us act as if we can - assuming we know what others think of us or why they do and say whatever it is we are fixated on.
The beauty of opinions is that there can be so many of them, and each person’s opinion is a window into how they see or understand an event, life, the universe and all that other stuff we deal with on a daily basis.
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