So, I want to start out this blog post with a question. I think it’s fitting for election year, but it’s valid anytime. Here goes… If you hold an opinion but you don’t share it with anyone, does it really matter what your opinion is?
I know some of us avoid talking about religion and politics with others because we know those around us have different opinions and we don’t want to “get into it.” But for us to feel that way, we must have “gotten into it” before and realized it wasn’t worth it.
But do you think it’s valid to never share an opinion? How about if you only share it with your spouse but never with anyone else? You’d have to say a lot of “I don’t knows” and “well, hmmm…,” wouldn’t you? Because everything we say or do expresses an opinion about something or somebody, don’t you think?
I have a lot of opinionated friends. (You know who you are!) And I’m an opinionated woman. MM and I like to talk and share our opinions and tell each other what we’ve learned. We sharpen each other, hold each other accountable, force each other to grow and stretch. My best friends do the same things.
I guess what I want to know is what is your opinion about opinions? And about opinionated people? When is the right time to abstain from sharing your opinion? Should you ever hold your tongue indefinitely and from anyone and everyone? That’s right – I want your opinion!