Do you hold strong opinions about............
Well my opinion is you can have an opinion on lots of things but to hold onto a "strong opinion" be unyielding and dogmatic is very wrong, you must remain open minded and flexible to evaluate other relevant information.
Be honest, none of us "really know" we only think we know by what we read, see or other people tell us and if that information is biased or incomplete you are in no position to evaluate the situation with any degree of certainty. Sometimes I just get a bit pissed off by people being very assertive and argumentative on some subjects when no way can they "know"
Did you sit through the complete trials of ................? and miss nothing probably not!
Green house gases ..........we have scientist against scientist with a lot of political intervention has anyone done their own research, probably not! maybe there will never be consensus of opinion. However I think these carbon credits and Kyoto Protocol are B...S... and any of these so called problems can be solved if we just take care of our own pollution and not be concerned about cows pooping in the paddock.
Just thought I'd say that, no global warming today a bit chilly outside thats why I'm here...........here endth the lesson!
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- Toni - Northland
Actually the older I get the more opinionated I get.
I will reconsider in the light of other information though... (usually)
Never have a hangover - stay drunk
- maggies mum
I think tolerance is the key, and I'm learning not to get caught up in some of the heated arguments on here! Although it is hard not to!
I don't have to agree with them, but happy for someone to put up a thoughtful discussion against my point of view....
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[email protected];173674 wrote: I. One of lifes delights is a really good debate with someone as long as you both have acceptance that the other has a right to their views- unfortunately most seem to take things very personally and debate is pointless which is a great pity.
I think that is the crux of why so many people avoid any sort of discussion these days and prefer to talk of money and debt instead, because people can and do make it personal and unable to laugh off their differences.
One of our mates is a Professor in the health system, every month we see him at least twice where he brings his bottle of red and I grab my bottle of white and we sit around solving the world's problems.
However because his experiences are based via public system and ours are private, we come up against each other in many ideas and solutions.
However its a good night and we always finish off with a laugh and he always sees us again the following fortnight or so. Its nice to have someone like that in our life who isn't a "mirror" of ourselves. [8D]
I don't want to know how much this newspaper hates Labour. I already have my OWN opinion about which party I support. I want to know the facts of the new bill/law and I'm sick of reading through screeds of 'opinion' to get to those facts.
With the recent events in NZ - yes I do "think" certain people are guilty and others are not; again, it's purely from what I've seen and read - and this often cannot be relied upon.
We have an elderly aunt who is positive that "Macsyna did it." Hubby asked what she based that opinion on. Aunt replied "She has that look about her." Hubby said he hopes he never gets tried for something with Aunt on the jury, she'd have half the population locked up on bread and water for "looking" guilty if she had her way.
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"Don't wait for the light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Stride down there and light the bl**dy thing yourself!" - Sarah Henderson