Opinion Overload

Facebook, Twitter and billions of blogs

We live in an era in which it is important to have opinions. Not necessarily smart or original ones; almost any opinion will do as long as it’s forcefully expressed.

We post them on Facebook; we tweet them; we express them in comments on Huffington Post.

It wasn’t that long ago that opinions were something carefully considered and weighed, so that they’d stand the test of time and reflect well on the author. Thinkers were like gourmet chefs laboring over an elaborate meal they wanted to be perfect.

But today, opinions are like Big Macs — thrown together hastily, served by the billions, and not very good for you.
~ Stephen Randall, The Los Angeles Times

It has become more and more difficult for you to have time to consider, to think and reflect.

All the more reason you find at least one person in your life whose opinion has stood the test of time and crisis, and who cares enough about you to tell you the truth.