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Thomas Hawkins

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Do we have an opinion about everything? If not, should we?

The ideas, questions and debates discussed here on the TED platform allow us to share opinions, answers and lots more.

What is it that makes us form an opinion? Is it something we do through choice? On what level of consciousness are opinions formed?

I chose the "Gotta Share" video as it was the last video I watched before I thought about this. Perhaps its the sharing with others that makes us opinionated? How we make our identity?



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    Mar 29 2013: I would say all people have an opinion on all matters, although in many cases it may be barely formed since there has never been a reason for them to strongly put their opinion into words.
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      Apr 2 2013: hey Greg! thanks for the contribution...

      Any idea what that reason may be?
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        Apr 3 2013: It seems to be our physiology that we react to everything that goes on around us or that is brought to our attention. It's hard to put into words, it's a fundamental awareness that is very close to actually being alive itself.

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