For today’s blog, I thought I’d ask a question to the universe: Why do people argue over their opinions?
I have pondered this question numerous times and I’m convinced there is simply no answer to it. No one answer, anyway.
This may be a hot topic for many folks so I should note that comments to my posts are not automatically published on my blog page, I have to approve them first. Therefore, negative, hateful or angry political stances will not be approved. There is more than enough of that on the news and blathered throughout social media. My sole purpose for writing is to entertain, make you think, bring a smile to your face or laughter to your day, if only for a moment, not to argue and fight. Thank you.
An opinion is an individual thing, much like fingerprints, DNA, etc. Right? So, what is it that makes humans argue about it? Really? This guy says that chocolate is the best ice cream flavor and this guy says it’s rocky road. If we didn’t all have our own opinion, if there was only one opinion for all of us, what would that even look like? There would be one religion, one political party, one type of cereal, one type of hot sauce, one country, one type of car, one type of…everything! Hey, Hollywood! You should make a movie about that and title it, There’s Only One. I’d pay to see that.
We can’t keep screaming that we are all equal and should be treated as such when at the same time we’re all screaming about how different, or better than, we are when compared to others. It’s a constant tug-of-war. Buffalo Springfield’s song, Stop Children What’s that Sound says it best: “Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.” Think about that for a minute. This first guy is telling the second guy that he is wrong for feeling/believing the way he does and the second guy is saying the exact same thing right back to the first guy. It’s dizzying! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? It’s such a futile argument, yet so many people engage in it every single day. Don’t believe me? Log into facebook and feast your eyes.
With this COVID pandemic ruling our lives at present, there seems to be a constant barrage of one expert after another expressing his/her prediction, as if it is fact, regarding what will happen next, how many will die, and how it will ever go away. An expert opinion is still merely an opinion, is it not? No wonder people are anxious, restless and twitching!
Like I said, this is one of those questions which will not have one conclusive answer. Ever. That is, until the earth ends and then, at that point, we all will truly be equal. We’ll all be right. All the same. Equally extinct.