Opinions masquerading as facts
Dictionary result for opinion
- a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
Dictionary result for fact
Opinions and facts are both hugely beneficial in all parts of life. They are the backbone behind many of the decisions we make. That said, to make them work, you need to recognize the difference. It’s when you don’t know if you are dealing with fact or opinion that things begin to unravel.
- a thing that is known or proved to be true.
Opinions give you a head start, they provide a view that is formed through the context or experiences of the person sharing them. From this point, you can easily visualize the next steps you might take to validate and make the right decisions.
Facts are steadfast, they have been proven over and over again, and you need not waste precious time on validation.
So if we accept that we will take certain steps depending on whether we are given facts or opinions, we must be aware, which we are receiving.