Have you ever felt that maybe you are just over opinionated?
Do you find yourself having a “better option” or knowing “the correct information” for almost all things being discussed in public? Do you wonder why people who have jobs discussing news and current affairs don’t just phone you for your opinion because your opinion is obviously better than theirs?
Are you frustrated by so called “experts” getting the facts wrong? Are you considering changing your name to Mr. G. Oogle? Well if so I would like to give you some advice on your obvious problem.
You are over opinionated.
You are over opinionated. Yes, and that’s my professional opinion. You see sometimes people just get things wrong. Not all people read 40-50 news articles a day. Not all people discuss current affairs with informed intelligent people on blog sites that are often more factually correct than news sites. Not all people have Wiki, Google and blabla at their fingertips.
Is your opinion really that important? Do people really wanna know that you know more than them? Or do people resent that your opinion is better than theirs. How do people react to your opinion? Do they argue theirs back until you change yours? Or is your opinion cast in stone?
I was at a school meeting last night and there were a couple of interesting personalities there. The chairwoman has a serious opinion about what she is going to do, her way. She will listen to your opinion but do it her way in the end. Then there is the board member lady. She has the exact same approach. These two are gonna clash and it’s gonna be huge!
How do you get to your opinions?
How do you get to your opinion? Do you just say the first thing that comes to mind? Or does your brain go into research mode? When you give your opinion do you have fact, or reference to back it up with if challenged? Does your brain remember something you read or heard somewhere, and then activate your mouth? Or does your mouth beat your brain every time? Do you finish other peoples sentences for them? Especially when they are giving their opinion?
Do you sometimes tell people to just “go read my blog about this” or “you’ll read about this tomorrow”?
Being a blogger creates a culture of commenting on stuff you read all the time. Does this now carry into your daily life? Bloggers love comments, incoming and outgoing. Has this turned you into a social nightmare? Are you constantly fuelling an argument between people who obviously have no idea what they are arguing about? Do you TAG-TEAM with other people, who just also happen to be bloggers, during an argument? Do you look forward to those kinds of situations?