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Post Reply Does it sometimes upset you when people mistakes personal opinions for facts?!
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 2/23/15
It bothers me when this neglect actually causes harm, misleads people, etc.

Like when people say that vaccines cause autism. They do not, mother****er. There are so many reputable sources that state that there is no definite causal link, no evidence at all. Even the original doctor who claimed this admitted it was very poorly researched and the conclusion was invalid.

The worst part is when they respond to this with doubt, even when you show them evidence. Seriously? You BELIEVED THAT THEY CAUSE AUTISM BECAUSE OF A CRAP STUDY. And NOW you're having doubts with valid proof in front of you? Seriously? It's like having your face split open in a car accident and complaining primarily about the small scrape on your knee. You really believe, even if the risk existed, that it would truly be a better decision to leave your kid vulnerable to those diseases?

Get your kids vaccines, for crying out loud. If not for your kids, then for the public. Your parents vaccinated you and you aren't autistic. Well, maybe you are if you think vaccines cause autism.
Posted 2/23/15
It kind of depends. If it's unimportant then it would be silly to get upset over it. However, if it's a big or serious issue and people are spouting jibberish they read on an internet article then it can urk me.
Posted 2/23/15
It depends on what it is and if its done intentionally or not. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that doesn't give them the right to shove it down others' throats and also be unwilling and/or unable to substantiate their claims.
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Posted 3/3/15
Only if they made a public display out of a misunderstanding.
Posted 6/1/15
Some people think that their political views is directly linked to their intelligence, and I think that is both wrong and arrogant!
Posted 6/1/15 , edited 6/1/15
No. If someone believes something about you that came from someone other than you. And they didn't have the audacity to ask you about it before judging you, then they are a dim witt.
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Posted 6/1/15
It upsets me more when people mistake fact for personal opinion, usually because they are being misled or manipulated by someone with their own agenda!!

Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/12/15
They know damn well its not a mistake when they say their opinions are facts.
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Posted 6/12/15
It depends what things they are mistaking as fact.
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Posted 6/14/15
Yes! It is infuriating to argue with someone who believes their opinion is "right", especially in a political or moral sense.

Vice versa - it can also be annoying when people mistake facts for opinions. For example, when you state fact and they dismiss it by telling you that it is your "opinion" and you're just there like "are you kidding me?"
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Posted 6/14/15 , edited 6/14/15
If they're doing it in an attempt at humor it's fine. In fact, I often joke about my opinion being "objectively" correct as well from time to time. In an actual argument, debate, or discussion though, it's annoying. Unless they're a young child they have no business being ignorant about such basic concepts -- especially when they're on the internet, a place where it takes less than a few seconds to look up the difference on Google.
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Posted 8/21/15
My problem here is the lack of respect for an opinion and immediately jumping to conclusions with regard to that opinion. Just because I have an opinion doesn't mean it changes or influences me it's just something I think and feel not something governing my life choices. While growing up and I have adapted to not being bothered by other people and their opinions or ideas and that's my approach to this, I don't need to agree with you and vice versa but don't use it as a way to attack or belittle someone because they don't agree. I've found the people that attacks immediately when they disagree with someone is usually someone close minded and thrives in bigotry who can't handle certain truths or realities....
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Posted 8/21/15
Well, for me it kind of depends on the situation. If it's just a simple misunderstanding where all I need to do is get it through to that person that they just have it wrong, then that's one thing, as well as if they are doing it for humorous reasons as funny as it may or may not be. But what really gets to me is if even after they are told that it's just a matter of opinion they still treat things as if it were a fact, which just irritates me quite a lot to no end.
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Posted 8/21/15 , edited 8/21/15
I said no.

Debates are about making claims. You either say "There is no patriarchy because x, y, and z." or "There is a patriarchy because x, y, and z.". "Vaccines cause autism because x, y, and z." or "Vaccines do not cause autism because x, y, and z.".

You do not say "I think" because it devalues your stance on the truth of the matter. It's impossible to avoid the making of factual claims.

The actual problem is when they lack valid support to their claims or refuse to acknowledge valid arguments against their claims.
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Posted 8/21/15
I like personal opinions sure but I love facts because I need that to feel my opinion might change
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