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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 16 2013: I believe it depends on the matter in hand.

    Every individual can have a formed opinion about the everyday life, his or hers family, the way he/she likes to do his or her´s job, the food that he or she loves to eat. These are examples.

    We are made to decide and therefore endure. We are also curious beings, and social ones.

    Of course if we were talking about a specific matter that we couldn´t understand, it wouldn´t be wise to express a public opinion. But I know very good people that do exactly this. :)

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