Why is one opinion on a subject viewed more valid than another?
When it suits our purposes as a society we change, modify and even reinterpret information and contend viewpoints by personal judgement, so who can ever have real authority on a subject?
It depends on the subject matter, the person giving the opinion, his background and education and most importantly if that opinion most closely reflects our own personal opinion. In a word, we chose the opinion that gives validation to our own opinions. At least, that is my opinion and I am sticking to it.
Yes; some "opinions" are based on facts and truths. Others are based on feelings or beliefs.
An opinion is an expression of free will and free thought. Could you imagine if we all held the same beliefs or thought the same way and agreed with each other? . Even doctors who should have authority on a subject differ in opinions about treatment and causes of diseases. People choose to accept one opinion over another because it suits them and their world view and in my opinion, that is a good thing.
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