To begin understanding my beliefs and opinions it is useful to first define what an opinion
a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
It is difficult to put into words the diffrence between opinion and belief. below I will try and illustrate the example through example
- Belief: I believe that opossite colors, such as orange and blue, pair well together
- Opinion: That orange and blue shirt is cool
The belief is a statement about how I feel about color pairing. The Opinion is the result my belief informing my perception of the world.
- Opinions are reflections of beliefs and opinions.
- Opinions are specific
- There is no distinct line between belief and opinion.
- All opinions are beliefs but not all beliefs are opinions.
- An opinion is formed from anecdotal evidence.
- All opinions deserve understanding, no opinion deserves respect.
- It is difficult to persuade anyone with opinions alone.
- It is important for me to understand what informs my opinions.
- My Opinions can be changed without changing my beliefs.
I find differentiating opinions from beliefs a difficult task. I hope that as I further define my opinions I can better differentiate belief from opinion and better understand my beliefs and principles.
In my future posts I plan to discuss two types of opinons: Opions on how I should act and Opinion on how society should act.
Thank you for reading.