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A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.

Herbert V. Prochnow

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

William Blake
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SFC Stephen King Winston Churchill, "would you rather be right or consistent?" Those with unalterable views might also be viewed as having their heads up and locked
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Stick to principles not a Party and you will always be consistent.
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What I really hate is when people justify their opinions with "feelings" and general impressions on a subject while ignoring relevant "facts" that are counter to their opinion. Aristotle called it the battle between Rhetoric vs Dialectic speech. If you don't know what that means it's worth your time to read the following article. http://www.differencebetween.net/language/the-difference-between-rhetoric-and-dialectic/
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MSgt James Mullis thank you for your input. I appreciate the read. As a student of philosophy I am always reminded of this argument.
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When I make a comment on RP or Facebook or in person, I do so based upon my life's experiences, my education, my religious upbringing, my parental guidance, and anything else that influences my so-called opinions. Whether or not someone agrees with me or how my side of the conversation comes off with them resides entirely in the mind and/or heart of the person or persons listening. As to if I am pontificating or trying to influence an outcome depends entirely upon the subject matter. Usually, considering my age and current mental faculties, I'm just mumbling incoherent and disjointed thoughts!!!
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SCPO (Join to see) I agree core values and beliefs are what drive our opinions. I appreciate your answer. Have a great weekend
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