Only Points Of View

This is a great post discussing points of view/opinions and life. Enjoy…

The Reflecting Pool

Interesting Point of View Interesting Point of View

What are you sure of in life? What philosophy can you stand behind and not shy away from because you are sure of its validity? We all have some non negotiable items in this cache. The sun will rise, the sun will set. Life is fleeting. You must work hard to be successful. The government is looking out for your best interest. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. There are many points of view which are considered by people constant, unshakeable and permanent fixtures in life and creators of our reality. Yet in reality they are only interesting points of view that you can choose to believe or discard as you see fit.

Our thoughts on things have power. How we perceive is important to the reality that we experience each and every day.  But lets look at the interesting points of view which are not…

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Why Do Folks Do What They Do?

We have been discussing opinions and the difference of being opinionated. This topic is leading my thoughts to what makes us the person that eventually has informed or uninformed opinions. What happens that makes a tick and tock?

Lee Pylant Dot Com

Why do folks do what they do?

Is it because of them or is it you?

Maybe it’s the witness standing by,

Pushing a point, like a poke in the eye.

Ask a question, expect a response,

One comes back like a cat on the pounce,

Dang that hurt, not what I expected,

Right in the eye, a bit of expectorate!

They’ve said they love me, what happened to that?

Three strikes you’re out! Like Casey at the bat.

Is what we have no longer valuable?

Or perhaps our love is a bit too malleable.

Lest I be too quick to judge,

It’s best I simply weave and dodge,

Live to fight another day,

Or forgive and forget, who’s to say?

– Wint

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“So Here’s the Thing…” Episode 1

In attempting to find a reblog to continue our talk about opinions, I found this eloquent diatribe on Scott’s World (all of his points I agree with AND curse about daily). He deals with traffic, but also is a microcosm of society. We’ve been discussing informed and uninformed opinions and how a person’s life experiences influence his or her ability to form well thought out and informed opinions. Sometimes people stop abruptly to let other’s into traffic. Why?? I never do that because I was taught better. But so do and will continue to do so. And some in society will have opinions on a certain politician because they like his dog. I guess we have to live with this fact.
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Scott's World

“So Here’s the Thing…” is a recurring column here on Scott’s World in which I address a particular topic that is either a source of frustration for myself, a controversial subject in society, or a current event on which I have a strong opinion.  Let me stress again that if you won’t be able to handle my occasionally-polarizing commentary then you should probably skip these posts.  Today’s column is on:

DRIVING

It’d be easy for me to fill pages and pages with the things that bother us all about traffic and specifically other drivers. I’m not going to do that. We’ve all been through those things a thousand times already when we complain to our friends or family about some idiot who cut us off on the way home from the office yesterday. Instead I’d simply like to clear up a few things for everyone, because I honestly feel that…

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I Respect Everyone’s Views and Opinion

Have an opinion but fight being opinionated…

Thoughts and Views

I respect everyone’s views and opinion. There are so many people who are rude, they like to tell others what views or opinion matters but in a disrespectful way. Where are the manners? We write for a reason, to spread the word that comes into our minds at a split of a second. The views are different among the people in all types of society and culture. It is our responsibility to program into our minds that people have feelings. Let’s make society a better living place with less attitude and more respect for others.

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Are All Opinions Equally Valid?

There is a difference between having an opinion and being opinionated! This post points out this fact.

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In short, no.

Some opinions are based on reading and research.  

Some opinions are pulled from . . . um . . . the air.

I have a young, liberal friend who reads like a fiend and watches CSPAN as a hobby.  He has often fact-checked my posts.  Where he has proven me wrong, I have either changed them or apologized.

He is a valuable friend, even though our politics do not agree. 

I know many other liberals, and conservatives, whose opinions have not been proven to be worth a plugged nickel.  They only repeat what they hear others say, without inserting any of their own gray matter into the process.  That is a tragedy.  God gave us our brains so we could use them to think.  I am not talking about mentally challenged people here.  I am talking about mentally lazy people.

I have come to a decision…

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