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Everybody has opinions. I certainly have my share, maybe more than my share, I have opinions about almost everything. Even if I haven’t a clue what I am talking about I will probably have an opinion. But I don’t think I am opinionated. If someone asks me what I think about something I will tell them, give my opinion. They can agree or not, same as I can agree with them…or not.
I like to hear the opinions of others. I can get to know someone better when I hear what they think about things, big and small, important and inconsequential. The thoughts of others will make me ponder my thoughts and beliefs and opinions. Sometimes their opinion will change mine or at least make me consider what I think about things and why. Often, after hearing another opinion and thinking about it I will feel more confident in what I think.
However, some people are opinionated and, in my opinion, they are a pain in the butt. These folks will not let something go. They will not just state an opinion but will beat you up the side of the head with it until you agree with them. Occasionally, when this happens, and I am not proud of this, I become just like them! Yep, I become a pain in the butt. In my opinion this doesn’t happen too often, but you would have to ask someone else about it, I may be somewhat biased.
But then again, in my opinion I am rarely, if ever, wrong so don’t bother asking anyone about it.