“In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive. It may deal with subjective matters in which there is no conclusive finding. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are more likely to be verifiable, i.e. can be agreed to by the consensus of experts.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion
Frequently, I look at the rest of the world and I just can’t figure it out. Depending on who you meet, what news you read or the last movie you saw, the world is rather a magical place that’s in a mystical era of self-discovery in which every time there’s more people opening their minds welcoming revolutionary ideas that are based in acceptance, love and union, or, on the other hand, we’re living at the gates of a biblical apocalypses in which everybody is afraid, children are dying on the streets from hunger while pollution, war and terrorism are at their peak and perversions of all kinds can be found everywhere, including ourselves… Good news! (or bad news?) I realized both statements are 100% true, it all depends on perspective.
We all have our own points of view and they are never exactly the same, we can take a posture about some issue, but there are never two exactly perspectives about something, how we feel, think and act, are motivated by unique circumstances in our lives, starting from genetics to the social environment that surround us, even twins, the fact that one was born before the other it means that he is going to see things different, in his mind he’ll always be the older one and that’s a distinctive way of thinking when compared to his brother. This fact is often forgotten, we attempt to connect between us by classifying everything and try to fit into one group or another, we may agree in something, but the percentage of how much you are committed or satisfied with that agreement is hardly the same for both sides, and even if in a hypothetical case that happens, for how long will it be that way? And what about other issues?
This is something that we must remember, especially in these days where technology allow us to express ourselves about any topic, anybody and everywhere, I’m not saying don’t judge, please do, judge, become a critic, make a comment, I hate the new trend that say the opposite in the name of avoiding people from getting offended. All that I’m saying is that before you do, try to think about it, really think, consider the facts you have and your current situation and the facts and situation in which other people may be, especially if you’re planning on making a comment about their reality, if you’re truly interested make your own research, ask and discuss with the people involved in the subject. If you just want to say what’s in your guts that’s fine too, but you’ll have to be prepared to assume the consequences, mainly two, the first one, not having a valid argument to refute when other people tells you the opposite and the second, having to stand other people’s opinions when they tell you that you’re an idiot or that you’re talking bullshit, knowing that in that particular situation, there’s a big chance they are right.