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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 28 2013: I think opinions aren't something you have to try to form. It's something that just comes naturally within us. When we see something we automatically just have an opinion for it! Now we may not have a very strong opinion but I guess that's based on your definition of an opinion. I think an opinion is just your thoughts on something. If that's the case don't we just have an opinion on basically anything? From little things like what flowers you like to your political views. They're just there!

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