Just think about it

Just think about it

Skip Stevens, Reporter

The dictionary defines the word opinion as: “a belief or conclusion held with confidence, but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.” With that said, your opinions (not to be confused with personal preference) make up a very big part of who you are as an individual, and help distinguish you from every other person out there.


But you knew that already. What you didn’t know, however, is how insignificant your opinions really are in the grander scheme of reality.


I mean think about it; just because you think or believe something is true doesn’t mean it is. You could be wrong. The facts need to add up to be both cohesive and comprehensive. In that case, you wouldn’t need to think or believe, you would just know.


Two and two don’t make five. Regardless of what anyone wants or thinks, it is a scientific and mathematical impossibility for that to happen. But someone could still believe it. It is possible that out of either free will or absolute ignorance in the area of mathematics, someone can be completely convinced that two and two do in fact make five. That would be their opinion. A scary thought indeed.


Your conscious would suggest that you present to them what you know about the matter to let them know of their error and free them from their delusion. To tell them to do the research and test it out for themselves if they’re in doubt. But after that to step back. Because shoving knowledge down their throat doesn’t help anyone. This isn’t a who’s right contest, it is a what’s right pursuit.


People that aren’t searching will do what they’ve always done. You can’t change them. Maybe you’re one of them. If so, put aside your opinions. If you don’t want to, then put aside your pride.


Because I’ll tell you something; listen carefully…


Nobody can escape the inevitable truth of death. Eventually, everybody dies; that means you too. And when your time comes, that’ll be it for you. The earth will continue to spin and you’ll be in the ground, decaying back to the dirt from which you came.


And your opinions will be right there with you in the coffin.