Everybody has an opinion. And everyone is entitled to one. But not every opinion is of equal value. Including mine.
With the advent of social media, we can state our opinion on platforms that can potentially be seen by thousands of people. Because of this, our opinion feels like it carries a greater weight, and it can sometimes feel like we have a higher obligation to offer our opinion than we used to feel.
This is still a relatively new phenomenon – and it’s one we’re not handling very well.
After having participated in online conversations for several years, including in this blog, I have developed four questions I ask myself before putting my opinion out to others. Online or in person. These are especially helpful when it comes to the controversial topics of the day and arguments in which people’s blood is running hot.
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