Opinions

“In math, you could get 100 percent. It was very fair. That’s what I liked about math. You could figure it out, and the teacher couldn’t have a stupid opinion about it.” _Norm MacDonald

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It is liberating to remind ourselves that we are not obligated to have an opinion about virtually anything. 

Just because someone asks for your opinion doesn’t mean you have to have one.

Or, just because everyone else seems to have an opinion about something doesn’t mean you have to have one.

Honestly, in the big scheme of things, does it really matter if you form an opinion about most things?  Is it going to change anything if you decide something is good or bad, pretty or ugly, or true or false. 

Do you really need to make a determination on whether or not someone is doing a good job or not?  Is it going to influence one driver if you decide whether or not they are driving well? 

Is your opinion on the weather, the condition of your neighbor’s yard, and the new color of your aunt’s hair going to change a thing?

Does anyone really need to know your opinion about the game last night?

Just because everyone else is all emotional and up in arms about something doesn’t mean you have to pile on. 

It doesn’t mean you don’t care, it just means you are going to give your best to those few things that are indeed your responsibility and leave the rest of the opinion-making for people who don’t have anything better to do with their life.

The ONE THING for today: Not having an opinion about things that don’t really matter or that you can do nothing about is always a viable option.  

The fewer opinions the better…it gives you more time to really think through the few things that you actually do need to have an opinion about.    

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