It's such a simple way to end an argument: "Well, I'm entitled to my opinion."
Not according to logic. As author Jamie Whyte points out, one person's entitlement creates another's obligation. Think about it: if you are entitled to cross the street safely, I am obligated to not run you over in my car. But what if you're wrong in your thinking? What if we're in London, about to cross the street, and you look the wrong way and think the coast is clear? Am I obligated to watch you step off the curb and get crushed? This will be the focus of our first Socratic seminar this Friday (8/16). Make sure to gather and evaluate solid evidence; your opinion isn't nearly as important as (the way) you think.
The Right to Your Opinion -