But that’s just my opinion…
And yes, it is. It is just your opinion. But it’s also worth remembering that opinions and the truth are separate for a reason.
We don’t state opinions anymore that take a stance or form an alternative argument. We state opinions as contenders for the truth. The fact of the matter is that the truth is something that cannot be argued. The fact that water is wet and that we need oxygen to survive are not opinions. However, there are topics that warrant spirited debate, such as politics. Those are the times when opinions come in fruition, but not in the way they should.
We argue as a way of finding either a common ground or seeking out our own personal truths. We do not argue for the sake of listening and learning from opposing opinions. The pursuit of the truth is what separates opinions from what we think they are and what they actually are. That is the issue that has come up in this political climate, one that has divided us as a nation.
“The sky is blue.”
“Well I think the sky is red.”
See a correlation? I do. And that is the point that is trying to be made.
More to come later…