I’m one of those people who love hearing other peoples opinions. I don’t always agree with them but I love hearing them. And yes, sometimes when I hear them I start judging the person. Anyone who claims “I don’t judge others” is lying. It’s human nature. How you vocalise your judginess is the key.
Everyone is entitled their opinion. It may be shit, it may be horrific but you’re entitled to it. It may make you sound like an arrogant asshole but you’re still entitle to it. And I’m entitled to disagree.
I have this friend who loves a particular restaurant in town. He likes everything about it and has become friends with the owner. Personally, I love the food but hate the decor. I don’t consider myself a snob, although others might, but thanks to my upbringing I have a certain set of expectations when I’m paying high prices for food. The decor is included in this. You can blame my parents for these expectations.
I used to get paid to write movie reviews and was insanely honest in my criticism or praise for movies. I would get message saying “You were wrong about [insert movie title]” and I was glad to get them. If they were challenging me then they’d read my review, seen the film and come to their own conclusion. Good for them. I hate it when people consider a film to be good because a certain actor is in it. See the goddamn movie then make your mind up!
And while we’re talking about actors. Another thing I hate is when people praise dead actors. An actor dies and suddenly they become to the greatest actor ever. Heath Ledger for example. Great in Brokeback, okay in Four Feathers and Monster’s Ball. He was not that great as the Joker, awful in Ten Things and The Brothers Grimm was an abomination! Yet as soon as he died he was, until the next death, the greatest actor ever known to man! Same can be said for Philip Seymour-Hoffman. Great in some stuff, shit in others, not the powerhouse of the industry he was made out to be after he was dead!
Anyway, I’ve digressed.
Opinions. The point I’m trying to make is this. Have an opinion. But have your own. Yes, it can be the same as someone else’s but don’t copy them just for the sake of having something to say. I detest Trump. He’s a fucking simpleton and I’m sure I’m not alone in this opinion, but I came it to myself.
Don’t let anyone take away your opinions but give them time to try and change it if you think it’s worth it. Or if you think they’re worthy of you time. But above all else, have your opinion and be proud of it.