You’re not always right. Face it.

April 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm 1 comment

Recently, I have been bombarded by a slew of ignorance coming from everyone from the media, to friends, to people commenting on internet news articles. It comes from every direction, and is not limited to any certain moral or political ideal, but rather comes from all equally. I don’t want to call anyone in particular out, for fear of being subjected to a tongue lashing so one-sided and biased it would be impossible to fight. Which leads  me to what my problem with people really is: when someone feels strongly about their opinion, they lose the ability to listen to anything else.

Everyone buys into their own view or philosophy, good. You’re entitled to that. It doesn’t make you better than everyone else. It doesn’t make everyone else’s philosophies inadequate, or inferior. Nor does the fact that they have a differing opinion on any variety of subjects than you make them ignorant. What does make one’s views ignorant are when they violate what I stated above. If you think you’re better than someone because of your views, you’re ignorant. If you think someone is ignorant because they don’t agree with you, you’re the arrogant AND ignorant, a horrible and dangerous combination.

So please, have an opinion on something, anything, or everything. That is what keeps us strong and unique as a country, and as humans. But don’t let your beliefs get in the way of my beliefs, or my neighbors beliefs. Because, believe it or not, you’re not always right about everything, no matter who you are. It doesn’t matter how much you disagree with current policies, or how hard you fought to put them in place. You’re not always right. So please, everyone. Think what you want, believe what you believe to be right. But those of us who don’t agree with you would like to have our opinions too, thanks.

*I feel much better now!

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  • 1. Rob Mitchell  |  April 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Amen!

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