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First opinion post – Existence is Dualistic


This blog is set up as something of an experiential experiment.

Many people, including me, find it difficult at times to give an honest opinion. This is often out of fear of hurting the other persons feelings. But I believe (and experience has re-enforced this belief) that withholding or lying to someone to spare their feelings to avoid antagonism often ends up causing more and worse problems down the line.

Giving an honest opinion can be difficult and it has at times caused me heartache, mostly because people DO NOT always want an honest opinion, they may ask for it, but what they really want is to be reassured that what they are doing or what is happening is or will be ok.

The chance of heartache and difficultly is something I accept, because I know that many times listening to an impartial persons honest opinion has saved people, including me, from difficulties… and I also know people, including me, get in to problem that could have been avoided if they had asked for, listened to and considered the opinions of others.

I am not always right, nobody is all-knowing, nobody can foresee the twists and turns of future events. But right or wrong is not the point.

The point is… people need to LISTEN to other peoples opinions, DON’T just dismiss them just because you disagree (somebody else may know something you do not) or dismiss them because you don’t like the person (disliking them does not invalidate their opinion) or because you don’t understand them (if you do not understand, get an explanation).


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