It’s hard to say whether I base my opinion off of opinions or facts. I try to be well educated on a topic before I make any conclusions, but let’s face it, we often base our opinions off of how we feel about something. And maybe once we learn more about it, our opinion will change because we feel differently about it.
Then we often get our news from talk shows and talk shows are generally opinionated in themselves, so we’re only getting one half of the story. I like to hear both sides before I really decide what I think is right. I don’t think there is any news that isn’t biased. And like social situations, it’s better to stay neutral until you have a decent argument against or for a certain topic.
My biggest pet peeve though is when people are so opinionated that they haven’t even thought through their argument or the argument itself is, “well this is what that person said”……….. or when your opinion is wrong because they have to be right and there is is no argument at all. Or when people try to sound educated about the topic when they just repeat the same idea over and over again in a different light. I’ve found most people to be like that.
But I’ll be honest. When it comes to social complexes I will always base my opinion off of what I see and what I know. When it comes to politics, I won’t ever make a decision until I’ve properly read up on the topic.
Remember, opinions are basically just strong feelings.