I find it a little funny when people begin a sentence with “In my humble opinion”. Or IMHO in chat language. Today I want to share something in my not so humble opinion about opinionated folk!
In My Not So Humble Opinion
I was talking with a friend about some opinionated people we know. Okay, I admit I’m opinionated too – what would we be without our opinions, after all? However, this conversation was about people who are very forceful with their opinions and try to shove them down your throat.
I realize that most people who do that are rather insecure. If you don’t agree with their opinion, they feel that you don’t value them as people. They suggest you do something in a particular way and when you don’t, then they feel insulted.
Then on the other hand there are people who ask you for your opinion. Then go and do precisely what they want. That’s perfectly alright with me. But then they start to avoid you, just in case you ask them about their situation. Perhaps, they think you’ll feel bad that they’re not following your suggestions! That’s really funny, because I usually think ‘the brain with the problem is the one with the solution’.
The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
From the movie Lost in Translation (2003)
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