Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but it doesn't mean that he/she is right and we should listen to that person. People will always have an opinion and usually for selfish reasons. They express their opinion thinking on what is good for them.  We should live life the way we want to. It's very easy to tell others what to do, but difficult to implement it on ourselves. Someone else’s opinion should not define our reality. When we live our life seeking the opinion and approval of other, we become a slave in our mind and soul to others. This is the worst form of slavery.

Never let the opinions of others become the measure of your self-Worth

We have to be careful not to make the opinion of others be our gauge, then it becomes also our goal.  If we concern ourselves with what others think, then we can only go as far as others think. We are better than that!  We should not allow anyone to pollute our mind with negative thoughts and negative words; not to allow the opinions of other interfere with our true perception. What our critics say about us is unimportant. We are what we think of ourselves.

I have learned that nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; that nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality. The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed, the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction.  When we develop our opinions on the basis of weak evidence, we will have difficulty interpreting subsequent information that contradicts these opinions even if this new information is obviously more accurate. When another person blames or hates us, or voice similar criticisms, let it go to their souls and see what sort of people they are.  We will realize that there is no need to compete with anxiety when somebody holds any particular opinion about us.

Many of us do not seem to realize that our opinion of is also a confession of our character.

Many of us judge others instantly by their clothes, their cars, their appearance, their race, their accent, their education or their social status. The list is endless. What gets me is that, many of us decide who another person is before we have even have spoken to them. What's even worse is that we decide who someone else is, and don't even know who we are ourselves.

The main misfortune, the root of all the evil to come, is the loss of confidence in the value of one’s own opinion. Some of us imagine that it is out of date to follow our own moral sense, that we must all sing in chorus, and live by other people’s notions, notions that were being crammed down everybody’s throat for selfish reasons.

Let us not allow other people's opinions distort our reality; be true to ourselves; be bold in pursuing our dreams and be unapologetically persistent. There can be so many suggestions and opinions too; what matters is that we acknowledge at our depths and stand by it like a rock.

It is therefore worthwhile, to search out the bounds between opinion and knowledge; and examine by what measures, in things, whereof we have no certain knowledge, we ought to regulate our consent, and moderate our persuasions.

By Tim Pedrosa


As long as other people's opinions matter more than your own, you're owned by them. You're not even free. ― 
Oprah Winfrey 

 

Tim