How do you come to your opinions?

@urbandekay (18308)
June 5, 2007 3:12pm CST
Do you largely hold the same beliefs as your parents? To you consider various points of view, analyse supporting arguments and assess evidence. Are you swayed by emotive tales or is yours just a knee jerk reaction all the best urban
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
5 Jun 07
My opinions, my system of beliefs, all my world are completely different then theese ones of my parents. Actually i protest againts them -consiously or subconsiously. But i avoid directly to assert my opinions-it`s useless, we are just too opposite.
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@urbandekay (18308)
5 Jun 07
So, do you think your opinion tend to be the opposite of your parents as a reaction against them? all the best urban
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@Mwanza1 (345)
• Kenya
9 Jun 07
within my right now is the power to do things I never dreamed possible. This power is available to me just as soon as i can change my beliefs. So I do analyse to help support what I come to believe
@rosie_123 (6118)
6 Jun 07
Well I think everyone is moulded to a certain extent by their family background. The childhood years are very important in formulating the basics of how we live our lives. I am one of those who does consider various points of view first, and I read around everything and analyse, but I know that some of my views (anti-religion for example, and my love of animals), are very much my late Mother's views, and even though I have read a lot in later life (about various religions for example), the teachings of my childhood years are still very strong.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Hiya, I feel that we all are influanced to some extent by our background, family and friends; I know I am. My opinions usually are based only on facts - I try to be as objective as possible. I have learnt that there can be as many opinions as there are poeple on any one given matter and even if many, many times I don;t agree, I will listen, just in case I have missed something that does make sense and will change my oem existing opinion. What about you?
@abroji (3247)
• India
6 Jun 07
Parents of course have influenced in shaping my beliefs, but I didn't share their belief when they were alive. I did not believe in the existance of God at that time. Later I became a believer, but different from that of my parents. They were Catholic, whereas I don't belong to any church. I believe in Christ, so a Christian. In the matter of faith, I dont comsider any other point of view or assess evidence other than from the Bible. But this does not mean that I am intollerant to other faiths. Just that there is no compromise on my faith. As to other things of course all aspects and view points are considered and arguments listened and evidences assesed before coming to a decision. Yes I am very much moved by emotive tales. Thank you urban.