Go Ye Out Into All the World and Share Your Opinions with All the World

http://aopinionatedman.com/ 

I have been watching and reading the posts that Opinionated Man at the above address has been blogging. It got me thinking about opinions.

So I started here…

I went to www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary and looked up the definition of the word ‘opinion’. According to them the definition is as follows:

1a    : a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter  
 

b    : approval,  esteem

2a    : belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge  
 

b    : a generally held view

3a    : a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert  
 

b    : the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based

 
Lets start with the first definition:
 
A view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter. Approval, esteem.
 
I don’t need anyone’s approval or esteem to form a view, judgment, or appraisal in my mind about any particular matter. So, I do not understand why approval or esteem is listed in the definition. In fact, everyone should have this right. Each person’s mind is after all their own mind. It is not our job to force them to capitulate to agree with what my mind has decided. Nor is it the job of the government, as far as I am concerned.
 
The second part of the definition says:
Belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge. A generally held view.
 
Here’s a definition I use a lot when dealing with my professors at school. Do not ask for my opinion and then insist I back it up with hard facts. That makes it a positive knowledge and a fact, not an opinion.  A generally held view? What the heck does that mean? When a bunch of people have the same opinion? That’s what I guess.
 
The last part of the definition is:
A formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert. The formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based.
 
Hmmm, an expert? Who makes them the expert? In the case of a judge, their opinion over a law is always able to be overthrown and changed. One of the better aspects of America’s living law, in my opinion. 😉 Of course that is a cool thing about opinions which was not mentioned in the definition… That is their ability to be changed.
 
Facts and knowledge can change an opinion but if you believe wholeheartedly that you are right no fact or knowledge can change that.  I have opinions about bulls that even though a few different people have differed with me on my opinions with facts that they have come across I still hold to my opinion. Until one bull proves me wrong I am going to stick to my opinion.
 
But back to what started this line of thinking….
Opinionated Man and his Project.
Damn Opinions LOL
 
Everyone has one. Maybe I will start writing some of mine down in this blog. Maybe….
 
If I do though, well, go ahead voice your opinion… I won’t stop you. Maybe you will change mine. (That would suck lol I’d have to announce I changed my opinion but I am a tough girl I can handle it.)
 
So to paraphrase a Bible verse I know…
 
Go ye out into all the world and share your opinions with all the world.

My Rant: Project O – The Right to Opinion

Even though I might not participate I would like my readers to hear about this project…. Project O is getting a lot of notice (at least on my reader feed) It is about Opinions and in my opinion you should at the very least check it out…should prove to be a very interesting read next month and I for one am looking forward to seeing all the different posts.

Eavesdropping No Longer Happens Under the Eaves

In this day and age of technology you no longer need to hide under the eaves to eavesdrop….Simply look over someone’s shoulder at a text message.

I often wonder sometimes hanging out with my friends who are texting other friends who are not there at the moment if they are talking about me.

Sure it might be paranoia but don’t we all at some point wonder if we are being talked about?

However I can hold my curiosity and not go so far as to peer over and check out their text messages.

First off, you might learn something about yourself you wish you didn’t know.

That is an unfortunate thing about eavesdropping…you might learn something you wish you did not know.

Secondly, you might read something that to you is embarrassing because you do not know the context of the discussion.. I’ve heard this before and I feel it fits here “This is an A and B conversation so C yourself out of it.” If you were to be part of the discussion the people involved would have invited you into it.

Thirdly,  You might learn something about someone else you wish you now did not know.

Sometimes people aren’t talking about you they are talking about someone else…and you might learn rumor, gossip, or even truth you didn’t want to know about.

 

So, taking all that into consideration……

 

STOP TEXTDROPPING! 🙂

 

Times are tough

I have to find a new job. 
This means change and I don’t like change.
I love the job I have now.
But I have to leave…
Why.. When you love your job?
Because times are tough.

The kind of dairy farming my bosses family has done for years is getting too hard and too expensive to do.  When old farmers refuse to change and try something new and different…. Times get tough.

In all things if you don’t progress forward… You fall behind… 

Progression means different things to different people…
……

The kind of progression I am talking about is when you change how something is done to improve it and make it better.
When the way you do something starts to cause more work, time, money, and grief… That is the time to think it over and come up with a new plan. 

Remember times are tough and if you refuse to make changes…. They will stay that way.

I am not Perfect and Neither are You.

It drives me absolutely crazy when a person gets judged over things in their life.

So what? You make more money.

So what? Due to your job you have a whole extra day to spend with your family.

That doesn’t make you better than I.

Everyone has to work with what they have… Sure wanting more is not a bad thing… (it is when you want everything)

Wanting things to be better isn’t a bad thing either.

But how dare you judge someone and make opinions and thoughts on their life and how they live it when you aren’t even seeing the issues in your life.

And forget even listening when someone tries to point out your faults and failures.

I apologize for the rant.  This country has so many people struggling day to day and it just infuriates me when someone in a loftier position looks down on those people and thinks ‘TRASH. Those people are why the world is such a terrible place right now. And their kids god they are going to turn out just as bad.’

Ugh!  They don’t know that.  Last I checked these people aren’t God.

So think kindly of your fellow person… You don’t know how much worse their life could be and you don’t know how much worse than theirs yours could get if life decides to take a turn.

Have a good day, all.

Milking the Cow: Day 3

And here’s another blog post about milking cows

The Ozark House

Day 3 – Aug. 16, 2013

There will obviously come a time—hopefully soon—when the morning milkings will, by and large, be uneventful. At that point, I’ll quit regularly blogging about them. But that time is not yet, and while we’re riding this sharp learning curve, I’m going to milk this blog series for all it’s worth. Yes, a pun.

Today’s theme: Getting Help From Sassy

Gerty and Sassafrass

Sassafras is Gerty’s calf. She was born on July 17, 2013, and she is something like 1/4 holstein, 1/4 jersey, 1/4 angus, and 1/4 charolais. Truly a product of a globalized world.

As I noted yesterday, Sassy can put her head between the slats of the milking stall and suckle one (or more) of Gerty’s quarters while I milk another. She makes an absolutely slobbery, frothy mess, though since she hasn’t had any milk for 12 hours, who can blame her? (She is nibbling on…

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