Thursday, September 4, 2008

What's better?

I have a question for anybody who reads this blog...
which is better... forming opinions super quick.. but also being open to change or taking time to form them but once you've formed them, they stay for life...?
I ask this simpy coz I honestly think things are too ephemeral to have a constant opinion.. where does standing your ground come in the face of this?
This obviously doesn't hold true for things that have a moralistic background...
How long does it normally take to form an opinion and how many times have you been right?

2 comments:

Horacio said...

forming quick opinions is a remnant of when we humans didn't have the neurocortex or thinking brain. nature gave us emotions (fear, anger, disgust, joy, etc.) to do the "thinking" for us, and thus help us survive. today we have a thinking brain but the emotions (call them primal emotions) still surface too often before we have a chance to think. so we form quick "opinions" and thus "judge a book by it's cover," or "fall in love at first sight." these are only natural. what's important is that we know when we are feeling and when we are thinking.

Kunal Khatua said...

It does not matter how quickly you make an opinion, but the question of whether you make a well-informed opinion. And since making a well-informed opinion is very difficult, being open to change then is a must.

So, I guess, standing your ground is essentially making an opinion that is so well informed, that you've concluded that change is not in the best interest of things.