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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?

Thoughts...

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  • Mar 31 2013: The lyrics of the talented John Mayer comes to mind: "You gotta know that in the end its better to say too much than not say what you need to say"

    Some things have to be said because they enrich and inform and liberate; such things NEED to be said. Sometimes questions and debates bring so much to light.

    All it takes is wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent.
    Only a fool would want to say everything on his mind about anything and at all times.
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      Apr 2 2013: Hey Feyisayo, thanks for your comment!

      Always a pleasure to bring music into a conversation! I went and listened to John Mayer before replying... I'd never heard that song before. Always glad to hear new music. Thanks.

      "All it takes is wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent." - but it takes courage for the quiet type to voice their heart. A fine line.

      I do agree with you Feyisayo, I think people are more willing to hear rather than listen, and to talk to rather than with.

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