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Entitled To Your Opinion? What Do You Think?
Posted 12/8/15
What do you think about the axiom, "they are entitled to their opinion"? I think it is a wise axiom to reign the zealous and the misguided. But in my opinion, I'd like to keep in mind that if their opinion is intolerant, and they're still entitled to it, are we not entitled to say why we think said opinion is bigoted and bull crap? It bothers me when people say this axiom as if to say "stop being so intolerant of opinion" when what I'm saying or typing currently is an opinion, although I concede it is useful to remind people every now and then lest the arguments get heated.


What do you think?
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15
I don't know. I think everyone is entitled to say how they feel regardless it's nice or mean. But hey that is just my opinion and nothing more.
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Posted 12/8/15
I think PV should just grab his imouto's and run away!
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Posted 12/8/15
Shut up, no one cares about your opinion!

Seriously though, I don't see the problem with pointing out a bigoted or intolerant opinion. At the same time, as long as a person realises that their bigoted or intolerant opinions are just opinions, then it's whatever. If someone were to say they were against homosexuality, I would say they're entitled to that opinion, as long as they wouldn't act on that opinion to discriminate.
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Posted 12/8/15
I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion but of course some may not agree on it. Asking about an opinion or making your own opinion off someone elses opinion is fine too as everyone is entitled to their own opinions!
I dont think people should really get offended by others opinions as easily some do. Rather the person is being stupid or heartless or whatever it is. Cause over time most peoples opinions change anyways.
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Posted 12/8/15
I don't think it's an axiom to begin with but I also don't believe people calling everything bigoted as right either.
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hmm...
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion its true but I think sometimes it's important to know when to input your opinion. I don't think calling something out as bullshit is really a problem provided you can back that statement up and it's not to just cause a fight but sometimes arguing your opinion can make you end up in a worse situation than you began with and it could turn out that saying what you thought wasn't really worth it.
Of course there is also a difference between speaking with a superior or someone equal to you. I think that generally you should try and go along with what a superior says because their job is to order you but rather than arguing your opinion it would be better to advise your superior of your opinion and propose and alternative to what they order but in the end there is still a reason why they are your superior and you should follow their lead even if you might consider it wrong and also arguing with them shows disrespect to the work they have put in to get to a higher place.
As for speaking with someone equal with you then I think its pretty much fine to say what you think most of the time as long what you say isn't going to cause too much trouble or you try forcing what you believe unto others but the whole idea of being equal is that both your opinions should be equally valid.

TLDR: It depends on the circumstances but in general speaking your opinion isn't a bad thing as long as you aren't trying to stir trouble with it or trying to force others to do as you say.
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Posted 12/8/15
Just a disclaimer to people when something is an "Axiom" it is self evident by nature. Just in case you didn't know.
Posted 12/8/15

GrandMasterTime wrote:

Just a disclaimer to people when something is an "Axiom" it is self evident by nature. Just in case you didn't know.


Oh, I see, so this would be a pithy saying?
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Posted 12/8/15
I really dislike the argument that "that's just your opinion". When I hear that I think, "Well duh, do you have a real rebuttal?"
Similarly, I dislike when a person tries to use "it's just my opinion" to avoid criticism.
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15
Opinion's are like nipples, everyone has them. And as they can't be right or wrong in pretty much 90% of the cases I have no issue with a landslide of them. But there is a difference between a judgement call and an opinion in my mind and humble opinion. Judgement calls should only be made by those with knowledge and experience in the matter be it electrical wiring or global politics and everything in between. Opinions can be spewed out like the potato chips out of a fat virgin's mouth who still lives with his parents for all the difference they make .
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Posted 12/8/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:

Just a disclaimer to people when something is an "Axiom" it is self evident by nature. Just in case you didn't know.


Oh, I see, so this would be a pithy saying?


I mean you could call it that or something like a proverb. A saying could be self evident hence axiomatic.
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15
Absolutely everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There's no point in boo-hooing over someone else's beliefs if they offend you - and in my experience people who get very offended and call others bigots/other similar terms usually don't even try to see the other side's POV.

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Posted 12/8/15
This only applies assuming a person is not trying to argue their opinion is the correct one. Otherwise it's not your opinion, it's you trying to tell everyone they are wrong and you are right.
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