Why disagree over trying to understand; Opinions should always be valid

Lillian Weatherman, Coulmnist

 You are sitting on your phone scrolling through a social media app, you see a video that has a statement that you do not agree with, so you give your opinion in the comments. The creator 

responds  that  you are wrong and that your opinion is “invalid,” also you should “do your research.”

    This is one of the big flaws in society when it comes to your opinion on the internet. It feels as if you must walk on your tippy-toes for how you think differently than other people. TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and any other platform is filled with negativity when it comes to people’s statements online.

     Well, we are also social beings and will always think about what others think of us. Opinions matter so much because it’s our way of controlling the environment we find ourselves in.  And believe it or not, other people’s opinions sometimes have a great value for us since we care so much.     

   In fact, friendships even end due to an argument over a little petty issue. But why should that matter? It is your view of the subject so why should it matter to anyone else.

      If anything,  your opinion should be respected even if others disagree and people should be able to have an intelligent conversation without fighting.

And believe it or not, it’s possible to be friends with somebody that has a different way of looking at things.

   But sometimes people can be sensitive if they are passionate about something.

            It’s okay for people to disagree with you because they could make you stronger in your opinion and or what you believe in.   You should respectfully listen to mine and everyone else’s viewpoint on anything no matter how much you disagree and you should expect the same in return.   And, if you can’t do that, don’t say anything at all.