Why You Should Have Your Own Opinion
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Why You Should Have Your Own Opinion

And why someone with a different opinion is not the enemy.

2612
Why You Should Have Your Own Opinion

Everyone has their own stance on myriad topics, from mac and cheese, to Donald Trump, to feminism and beyond. As a young adult, it’s important to develop your own voice about these topics. Seriously, what do you think about abortion and Planned Parenthood? What about gun violence?

You, yes you, have a right as a voting citizen of the United States to have an opinion on the hot topics and issues that are plaguing our society. You, my friend, are an individual person who deserves to have a voice. Figure out what kind of music you like, where you stand on political issues, and how you like your food -- despite what your family members and friends say.

Yes, form your own decision in spite of them. Just last week, I had my own mother tell me that I’m not a feminist, because feminists are crazy man-haters (untrue!). Stand for what you believe in
because people are not going to see it like you do.

Yes, have your own opinion, but do not shove it down the throats of others. We need to be able to stand up for ourselves -- at the same time, that doesn’t mean tearing down others. We have to understand that each and every one of us is beautiful and unique, and that that is going to lead to differences. These differences in opinion are what is going to make us stronger.

This empowers us not only as individuals, but as a society. We need to learn to have an opinion and tolerate others that have a different one. The way we grow is by working alongside people who we don’t necessarily get along with, and the citizens in our society need to grow up and learn that. We are not going to perfectly conform together. That is the beauty and the downfall of humanity, because we can’t seem to accept that we are not going to all believe in the same things.

This argument is actually quite absurd and rather hysterical, to be honest. I believe that it is time that we, as millennials, grow a backbone and take a stand for what we believe in. We shouldn’t have other people telling us what we should or should not think. If you are pro-life, anti-Second Amendment, and super-Democratic, then you do you. Because who in this world should be able to tell you otherwise? That said, however, don’t go shooting down the Republican who’s pro-choice and believes in feminism because doing that to another person is the most hypocritical thing I can think of. You stand for your own opinion and then tear down someone else’s? Seriously?

Stand for what you believe in, but think before you speak. Just because I believe differently doesn’t mean I’m any better or worse than you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

How Much Money Do You Need to Start A Franchise

If you are thinking about starting a new franchise, you probably wonder how much money you need to start a franchise? Franchises can be a very profitable business, but they are also quite complex than many people realize. Not only do you have to find a profitable niche in an already existing market, but you also must find the right franchise to operate in that niche.

1672

If you are thinking about starting a new franchise, you probably wonder how much money you need to start a franchise? Franchises can be a very profitable business, but they are also quite complex than many people realize. Not only do you have to find a profitable niche in an already existing market, but you also must find the right franchise to operate in that niche. If you aren't knowledgeable of how franchises work, this article will hopefully equip you with the information you need to determine the amount of money you need to invest in starting your own franchise.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Sometimes I Prefer The World A Bit Blurry

Ignorance is actually pretty bliss...

43378
Photo by JERRYANG on Flickr

I have been wearing glasses since I was seven years old. When I was young, I loved wearing my glasses. Noticing each individual leaf on a tree or the distinct smile lines on my mother's face was an absolute dream. Now I prefer to take off my glasses at times, despite being considered legally blind. Twinkle lights glow brighter when blurred. It is easier to ignore the graying hairs when viewed in a softer light. All in all, the famous cliche "ignorance is bliss" couldn't be truer.

Keep Reading... Show less
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.

508155

Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments