Saturday, August 7, 2010

Your opinions are like a ....

Opinions are usually an "answer". Holding your opinion may act, in certain circumstances, like an "invitation".

When I tell you that golf course was terrible or that presentation was great, you may agree or disagree or come somewhere in between, but my expression taints the conversation for most. If I really want to know YOUR opinion, if I want to learn more about how you view the world, my opinion is not near as important as my desire to listen and be curious.

Your opinions are useful. Sometimes they are very needed. Sometimes they are just what IS needed.

Yet sometimes your opinions are like a rear-end. Everyone has one and, sometimes, maybe it's best to just sit on it..... Especially if your goal is to learn about another versus "tell."

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