It’s also okay to disagree with someone else’s opinion, but it’s not okay to demean someone because they don’t think the same as you do, so we should all show some respect.
This is such a true and valid statement, although Donald Trump doesn’t seem to think that way.
Not everyone needs to have an opinion on current issues and often than not, certain opinions are misinformed and some opinions tend to gain support from ignorant masses that may not have the expertise to judge its credibility.
At the end of the day, people believe what they want to believe and some folks aren’t even open to the idea of the opposing party being correct, and some don’t even want to listen to other people’s opinions and even if they do, there’s never any acceptance or an agreeable stance.
And it’s pretty rare that you even have a conversation in a nonviolent manner because someone out there always gets personally offended or resentful about what you’re talking about.
You can’t even express an opinion like I don’t like the taste of processed, sliced bread – that you prefer bakery loaves without someone leaping down your throat about how not liking sliced bread makes you a bigot, homophobic or sexist. Telling you all about how they love sliced bread, so in conclusion, you’re mentally handicapped and you’re wrong and they’re right.
And if you choose not to decide on a particular thing, you still made a choice, it’s called free will and if you choose to wait until all of the relevant information is out there, then everything is already over and you’re too late to interact with it all.
On the flip side, it’s okay to have an opinion even if you aren’t an authority in the field, and it’s fine if you believe a house should be constructed using an iron frame rather than timber.
The difficulty comes when you refuse to change your opinion or listen to honest experts and people will reprimand you for having an opinion about something even if you’re open to debate.
In real life, you have to make a lot of decisions without having sufficient information. For instance, you’re forced to choose a car without being a mechanic.
You can do all the research but at the end of the day you will have to decide on a model of automobile and weigh up information without being an authority in the field.
Clearly, this depends on circumstances because some decisions carry more weight and impact on others and you could use Eeny, meeny, miny, moe to purchase your car, but not doing proper research when it’s about your child’s medical condition will get people upset.
And it’s okay not to care but it’s not okay to say it doesn’t matter because that tends to lead to people taking advantage of you.
It’s better to say you don’t have an opinion if you’re ill-informed than to just pick a side but I also find it ironic that people have an opinion on not having an opinion.
At the end of the day, it’s a two-party system, the movers and shakers and the makers and takers and it’s the same old story, but in a hip new language.