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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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  • Apr 5 2013: Yes mankind has an opinion about everything.. The choice to an opinion is if you find the subject credible and if it has something to do with your morality and if its reasonable if that's the case the opinion will be positive. If its the opposite ofmorality and rreason the opinion about the subject will probably be negative

    Now the negative opinion can be expressed in certain ways

    Give your opinion but also tell them how it can be done so it will turn positive.

    Or just give the opinion and probably insult that person..

    Now the hardest thing to do for many is the know when to share their opinion..
    Sometimes opinions from the outside are needed but they need to be very good opinions in the first place.

    So yes we must share opinions to learn from each other

    And no we must not share at any given point to give an opinion.
    Learn when to speak and learn when to keep it to yourself

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