I respect that people are entitled to thier opinion and to make their own choices, but I don't have to respect the ones they have or make
Last edited by Madame Mayhem; 28-03-2012 at 08:42.
From wiki definition of 'opinion'
'In general, an opinion is a subjective belief, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. However, it can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analysing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs.'
In my opinion - if you are going to enter in a heated discussion and state your 'opinion' as basis for an argument - prepare to have it challenged and be prepared to back it up... It's not fair to hide behind an opinion.
Last edited by FiveInTheBed; 28-03-2012 at 08:57.
Good stuff 5itb!
People often use the opinion card to back up something offensive. "gay people are gross! That's my OPINION. You can't say it's wrong. Free speech"! Etc.
No I don't respect all choices.
And I won't tolerate "it's my opinion!" being used to justify a vulgar opinion about something.
There are certain things that I think are just unacceptable (ie. child abuse, rape, racism etc etc) and would not respect someones opinion or think it was a valid opinion.
Oustide of that I think everyone is entitled to an opinion and should be able to express their opinion.
I think ppl who do not possess the ability to express that opinion without insulting, offending or demeaning an alternative opinion is uneducated and rude.
I believe certain ppl in society who hold influencial/public position in the media, sports, entertainment, politics etc have a duty of responsibility to express their opinions in an appropriate manner (infact I think everyone who is a decent person should - but I think it is negligable when these ppl fail to do so).
I don't believe there are many who actually respect others opinions when they are different to their own. What right do I have to challenge your opinion even if I KNOW you are wrong? If you believe something then you believe it full stop. Whether it's bad or good (which btw is in the eyes of the beholder), no one has the right to challenge you or try to change your mind about what your choices or beliefs are.
I guess the line should be drawn when it becomes detrimental to others especially if it's intentional.
It's a fine line I guess ... I don't agree with certain things in which my sister raises her daughter but who the heck am I to butt in? She's clothed, fed, loved etc and she's not neglected or hurt so what right do I have to jump in and tell my sister how she should be doing her job?
Just my opinion ..
It is unfortunate so many people are disrespectful these days toward others. I have been educating myself for years on vaccination issue and know that I still don't know everything. I read medical journals, scientific papers, natural therapy articles, government studies etc. and it amazed me that people with nearly no information think they know enough about this issue to attack others and to also vaccinate their children. I am guessing it all gets down to fear. Education conquers fear!
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