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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
― Coco Chanel

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Advertisements, talk shows, social media, friends, and family all these have opinions, lots and lots of opinions.  Which ones are the right ones?  Should I follow them?  Take their advice?

There are some who live their whole life around opinion of others.  I know of a person who listens to advertisements, when shopping he only buys name brand products. He believes they are the best, no name, store brands are inferior.  Talk to store managers and they will tell some no name products are produced by the same companies that produce the pricey name brand.  They may even tell you how to find the store brand that matches that overly priced name brand.

I have been lately noticing advertisements on t.v., they imply that if you don’t use their brand you must be an idiot, moron, clumsy, and more.  I sometimes just want to throw something at the t.v. when those ads are shown.

When shopping we want to be in the popular crowd that are wearing a name brand pair of jeans.  Do yourself a favor, compare those jeans to some of the ones that are almost half the price. Pay attention to the quality of stitching, the fabric, and the style You may discover there is no difference between those pair of jeans.

I found that living by the opinions of others is a high level of stress, financial difficulties, just because I wanted to fit in. 

If you have been paying attention to the news you will have been aware of the problems in the United Kingdom.  Their situation of brokering a deal to exit the European Union.  The problem was elevated all because the government decided to have a referendum.  They wanted the opinion of the British population.  When all was said and done a survey found that people regretted of voting yes to leaving the E. U..

Sometimes I have had to make a decision, kick popular opinion to the curb and go by my first instinct.

As a preacher friend of mine use to say, “Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one!”

P. S. – Do you follow the opinions of others or do you listen to your own instinct?

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  1. Kim McKinney

    Great post! I am glad I was raised in an environment where it was not only OK to have an opinion, but you would have been thought odd if you didn’t. So many people are afraid to speak theirs today. It’s a shame. We have a lot to learn from each other.

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      Thank you Kim!
      My mom allowed us to speak our opinion, but if we had attitude or anger then shouldn’t listen.

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  2. Halbarbera

    Opinions I surely have but I try to express them through humor or by playing on words!

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  3. Angie

    I have always loved being my own unique self in odd ways that were rarely met with approval. As I got older, I still had my opinions and I could share them without fear with certain people. My thoughts became more and more quiet through years of abuse. I had reached the point where I couldn’t make the simplest decision for myself, but fortunately over the last couple of years I have been finding my own voice again.

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