Friday, March 22, 2013
Sometimes I feel lack opinions on general issues. While I see on twitter and facebook friends post opinions, some very strong, I would still hesitate to jump in and offer mine. And that makes me feel like I only have half a brain or am totally oblivious.
I do have opinions, but these are infrequent. Most would be just gut-level reactions to issues I cursorily read. Looking back, I grew up with an eldest sister I both looked up to and resented. She is intelligent and hard-working academically. She is also so opinionated on many issues. And I would often feel that her opinions have not been very well thought out. Or based not much on fact. So I cringe at times when she would get into arguments where others would pounce on her.
I then felt that I would only make opinions when I have thoroughly studied the matter, and have heard all sides. I would have a gut reaction to an issue but if I didn't have the time to do my research, it would remain just a reaction that I will choose not to share.
And since I hardly have any free time to dig deeper into issues, I end up not having opinions at all in many issues. Which is also why I enjoy just reading, and listening, to people voice their opinions. Though I have to say that there a lot out there who "shoot from the hip", in my opinion (?) hehe.
On the other hand, sometimes I feel that my brain has such little capacity to do processing and analysis that I would rather just use it for work, and for issues that have an immediate, urgent impact on me. Sometimes I just don't want to think anymore.
So pardon me if I do not seem engaged, or I seem apathetic or just plain blank. It's only because I don't want to be caught saying something stupid.
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Posted by closet case at 8:43 AM