Sunday, September 9, 2007

Opinionated

People say I'm opinionated. As if that's a bad thing. As if!

I mean, what's wrong with having an opinion? What's worse than a person who can't formulate an opinion? You ask them something and they say, "I dunno." I say to that, "Okay, well, then, think about it. I'll give you a minute."

It's quite simple really---

Step One: Think about the topic critically.

Step Two: Search your soul, your heart, your mind, and decide how you feel about it.

Step Three: Verbalize it.


How challenging is that? This is not that difficult people!

We watched a really cute movie last night titled "The Astronaut Farmer." There's a scene in the movie when Mr Farmer asks a young man what he'd like to do when he graduates from high school. It goes like this---

Farmer: Whaddaya wanna do when you get outta here?

Kid: I dunno.

Farmer: Whaddaya mean you don’t know?

Kid: I dunno.

Farmer: Well, lemme tell ya somethin’. You better know what ya wanna do before someone else knows it for ya.

Is that terrific advice or what? It's the same thing with opinions and ideas---

You better know how you feel about something, what you think about something, before someone else knows it for you.

Yes, I have an opinion. Let me tell you about it.

2 comments:

Jenny from Chicago said...

Love that line. I think I've just found a new personal philosophy. Thanks.

moosh in indy. said...

I saw that movie, and that was an excellent line, the movie was a wee bit odd overall but in a ha ha warm fuzzy kind of way.
I have opinions, my husband has opinions on my opinions, things can get oogly around here.