S:0880 Quote: Opinions

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)

 

“You never have to admit you don’t have a clue as long as you have an opinion.”

Wise and Aldrich (cartoonists)

 

Coaching Point: Opinions, they’re around us all the time.

In a world now frequently reduced to sound bites, short bits, and quick hits we hear a lot of ‘stuff’ based on biased or limited or shaky data. Few people take the time to (or,frankly, even have the desire to) look beneath the statements to see their basis.

It is currently major election time in America (otherwise known as the ‘silly season’). Confident-appearing people look you right in the eye and make plausible-sounding statements.

Then these statements get repeated by people who don’t have a clue as to their basis.

Since there are many opinions from the clueless, (of course that’s just my opinion!) how do you separate the facts from the fictions?

 

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