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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 6 2013: i think it's great to always have an opinion, though it's important to be constantly seeking knowledge so that your opinions are built on a stable foundation. opinions based on nothing are not only not worth having, they obfuscate your own understanding and are a detriment to any useful debate. be aware of what you don't know, and any shortfalls in the basis of any opinions you have.

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