I have a friend who is opinionated about everything. Literally everything. She has told me her thoughts on what people should eat at Thanksgiving (she’s not a fan of the traditional fare). She has specific takes on various events and gatherings we’ve attended — and usually her thoughts are the opposite of most people around her. Despite this, she never shies away from sharing her opinions no matter how unpopular they may be.
You might think my friend annoys me, but she doesn’t. I appreciate how she shares her opinions. She is blunt, but not overly passionate. She always has a well-thought-out argument, but she doesn’t look down on anyone with another opinion. I can disagree with her all I want — and I have many times — but it doesn’t bother her. She extends the same respect toward others’ opinions that she hopes they extend toward hers.
Am I too opinionated?
We live in an opinionated age, with groups that were once close-knit growing more fractured, and…