The World Might Be A Better Place If Everyone Would Treat Their Opinions As They Treat Their Dicks
First of all, people would take way more care about their opinions. Instead of keeping them unchanged for years, they might check them out at least weekly. “Hm, I feel a little bit triggered today, let’s check on my opinions down there, I might have gotten some opinion chlamydia. And I’m not even aware of that”.
Second, they will think twice before waving it — the opinion — publicly. There is a certain level of consensus required to show up your dick, and the clarity of conversations we have these days will greatly benefit from more consensus and clarity. Sometimes I feel like people are waving their opinions without even knowing what to do with them, so to speak. And they do this, because, well, everybody is entitled to an opinion. That is true, we all have the right to have opinions just about everything. Just as true as almost every man is born with a dick (see how I try to avoid comments about gender identity here? I wrote “almost” every man).
But just because you are born with a dick, this doesn’t automatically mean you should wave it incessantly in front of everybody.
I mean, it’s ok if someone actually asks for it and really likes it and you both engage in a consensual, opinionated back and forth. Great. Enjoy!
But if your opinion is not required, nobody asks for it, and you still try to force it onto other people, well, that should be perceived just as abusive as rape.
If you made it this far, I guess there’s something that made you think about it.
And you’re not here for porn, either.
So here comes the serious part.
Opinion: The Final Frontier
The world we live in today is almost frictionless in terms of information propagation. If you want to pass something along, you have a plethora of means: email, instant messaging, social media, video, dark social media, you name it. Your opinions about everything can be made public almost without any effort.
That simplicity, that easiness made us behave like we are somehow “entitled” to show up and take a stand about pretty much everything. Which, alas, although…