A matter of opinion

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484656-msI’m opinonated. Hence this blog. I like to make my thoughts known and get things off my chest. Some people are opinionated in good ways and some people are opinionated in bad ways. Today let’s discuss the bad opinionated people! These are people that like to give their opinion even when it’s probably not really necessary.

For example, say you bought a new car and you told a friend. ‘I just bought a new Mazda’. The friend replies: ‘Oh I hate Mazda’s. They’re shit cars. Can’t believe you bought a Mazda”. Classic case of when an opinion is really not necessary.

Yes, some would call it being honest. I just call it being rude. This of course can lend itself to any situation. And for opinionated people it can be quite hard to shut their mouth and NOT give their opinion, but sometimes is it necessary to always have your say?

I have a friend who was bridesmaid for one of her friends and she absolutely hated the dress she had to wear, but she wore it anyway because it was her friends day. This I think is a little bit of a tricky situation. If our bridesmaid’s didn’t like the dress I was looking at for them I probably would have wanted them to tell me to make sure everyone was happy! Thankfully everyone liked it (well what they told me anyway!!).

There are of course always going to be right and wrong situations for people’s opinions. I always tend to err on the side of caution, one because I don’t like hurting people’s feeling and two because when an opinion isn’t necessary, then it means nothing good can be achieved, hence the unnecessary part.

So what do you think? Have you ever regretted giving an opinion, or been given someone else’s opinion in a situation where you really didn’t need to hear it?

1 Comment
  • Jodie Ansted
    November 18, 2009

    Yep. There’s a time and place for opinions. After the fact (eg when the car has already been purchased) – useless. During the process of decision making (say, WHEN the bridesmaid dresses were being chosen), yep speak up or forever hold your peace. Why stir the pot when everything is done?

    I try to speak up when I can, but keep my mouth closed once it’s done. I’m not really an “I told you so” kinda gal.

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