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There was a judge on the TV show The Good Wife that made lawyers use the expression, “in my opinion,” after all subjective statements. When communicating strongly held beliefs, being forced to finish with “in my opinion” is a humbling thing.
Most of our ideologies are unlikely to be swayed by arguments in blog posts/comments, but there is great value in sharing our opinions especially as they relate to our experience. We are given only one lens and one body for this life, but when we broaden our realm of experience through the lens of others (through blogs, books, movies, music, and conversation), we broaden ourselves. The more experiences we can collect from others, the wiser and more empathic we become.