People tend to be opinionated and express their opinion expecting the next person to instantly accept the correctness of their opinion. We were born with free will and in turn can make our own decisions in any given situation.
The joys of peer pressure associated with the opinions dealt out by acquaintances, our parents who instil their opinions to influence our choices in life. Whether the decisions are career orientation, religious and so one. Friends provide their opinions and we are faced with making decisions based on their belief system and opinions.
When attending university, college or school you are inundated with a multitude of different opinions.
Our siblings, mentors, colleagues, bosses – these can either be in the form of a teacher, parent, cousin, family member or spiritual healers, inspirational speakers or the news media and decide whether I wish to listen in order to enhance my life.
I would rather listen to what is relayed to me, weigh up the positive and the negative and then assess the opinions origin, how true is this information, how does it relate to me, does it make sense, where the source originates from and will I benefit. The joys of the internet help me define and realise what decision should be taken upon my receiving the opinion. Alternatively I opt to live life and listen and make my own decision.
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” ― Oscar Wilde
“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” — Steve Jobs
“Opinions are different from facts. An opinion is a conclusion reached by someone after looking at the facts. Opinions are based on what people believe to be facts. This can include probable facts and even probable lies, although few people will knowingly give an opinion based on a proven lie.
One person’s probable fact can be seen by another person as a probable lie. This is one reason why people have differences of opinion.
Personal opinions are the conclusions someone reaches based partly on facts and partly on what they already believe.
Personal opinions can be given by people just because they are asked. If you conduct a vox pop with people on the street, asking what they think about capital punishment, they will give you their personal opinion.
Personal opinions which are based on beliefs or values which a person already has are called value judgments.”