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Would you try to explain your opinion about a problem knowing you would get a negative reaction, and most likely no resolution?

If you knew someone who was unwilling to respect your viewpoint (opinion) would you bother trying to express yourself? just wondering

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It depends on the importance of the issue. Some issues are important enough to weigh in on even though your opinion won't be respected, if nothing else to at least serve notice that you strongly disagree with the majority position. Other issues are not worth inviting the hassle of an argument. You've got to choose your battles.

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Good points.
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It depends on what the "opinion" was, and how strongly I believed in it. Some people cannot have respect for any viewpoints other than their own. They are close minded, so any attempts would be futile. But I WOULD NOT let them shove THEIR view/opinions down my throat and think they had "won".

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I agree about others not having respect.
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The people who have changed the world all knew they would meet the ignorance and attack of lesser humans but went forth anyhow.
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They house arrested Galileo till he died but he knew the sun was the centre of a solar system, not the Earth.
Darwin was lampooned as a monkey, but knew his 'survival of the fittest genes" was borne out by facts.
They jailed Mandela for 28 years for his political beliefs but he was released and became a great "change agent" as President of South Africa.
Martin Luther King was assasinated, but he went out and brought his dream of all people being equal, even though he knew he was at risk.
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So yes, speak your truth quielty, (a quote froim Desiderata)
Evil takes over when good people fall silent.

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I have never wasted my breath trying to reason with a bully or a drunk (drugged) person.
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I really appreciate your examples. Thanks :-)
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Nope. Most things aren't other people's business anyhow, so their opinion isn't relevant. If it's someone/something that HAS to be dealt with than yes, I'll assert myself and approach it.

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People that won't receive or respect another's viewpoint are usually having problems with control issues...meaning they want to control others around them along with their environment. The reasons they do this usually boil down to extreme insecurities which brings out their need to control things so they can "reign" in what they
percieve to be other's problems, but are really their own. Picking or choosing your battles would seem like a solution, but many times these people feel the need to win every source of contention, to the point of which channel is on TV. This leads to both parties feeling something is wrong....the one that needs to control because actually, they are out of control...and the one being "contolled" by the other person's " lack of control", which is exhibited through trying to control the other's opinions, thoughts, and therefore finally, their behavior. So no, I would have a hard time with someone always refusing to hear my opinion, mostly because I would be worried about their thought processes not being normal.

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Haha, per usual you hit the nail on the head.... I agree. The typical response I've been hearing is "then don't go there! and we won't have a problem" it's a pitiful excuse for communication :-(
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Will email later...;-) for confidentiality about this. Hopefully tomorrow.
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