Others OPINIONS!

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    Aug 17, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    Why do we care others opinions so much?
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    Aug 17, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    Because your opinions are completely shaped by what you learn around you, and possibly mutations, misfirings, and new neural connections in your brain (think of these neural connections as new highways more directly linking certain thoughts to one another where previously were unavailable).
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    Aug 17, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    Thank you for asking for my opinion on why others care so much about the opinions of others.
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    Aug 17, 2009 8:33 PM GMT
    Because I'm always right and all of you are always wrong.
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    Aug 17, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    Because we are all two things

    Who we are and what other people say we are

    Often times what other people say we are is much more powerful than what we truly believe ourselves to be.

    Because as humans we have learned to accept things on a quantitative basis.

    Every other opinion that is not our own, shapes us just as much as the ones we consider to be ours.

    Because those on the outside will always out number you as an individual.

    I often times love meeting those people who claim to be so uninfluenced by society. Those love me or hate me I don't give a fuck types.

    I wonder if they could ever grasp just how incredibly untrue that is. Socialization itself makes that completely and utterly impossible.
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    Aug 17, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    Because some want to be validated, some want to fight, some want info to make an informed opinion, some can't be bothered, some want to be social...
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    Aug 17, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    Because deep down inside, wether we'd admit it or not, we're seeking approval.
    If we really didn't care what other people thought, we wouldn't be asking.
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    Aug 17, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Ghen saidBecause some want to be validated, some want to fight, some want info to make an informed opinion, some can't be bothered, some want to be social...

    Some of them want to use you.
    Some of them want to be used by you.
    Everybody's looking for something.


    Aahaaaahh....
    Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
    Who Am I to disagree?....

    Keep your head up!
    Moving on...
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    Aug 17, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Score!!!!!!
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    Aug 17, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    Everyone has a need to belong to something on the grand scheme of things!
    as long as the opinion is somewhat of the same you share a common bond and one of approval to cap! and who doesn't want to know that they have another in there pocket strengthening his/her foundation.
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    Aug 17, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    I don't care about what everyone thinks necessarily, but when it comes to my life and some situations I have to deal with, I sometimes go to people whose opinions matter to me to get some perspective on my situation. I will either go forward with what I thought about or I may change or broaden that the decision.
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    Aug 18, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    Others opinion is like advice from another, you can take it or leave it.
    But I'm entitled to my own opinion on whatever I wont.
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    Aug 18, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    "I Don't"

    - said in a lithe voice drawing fingers across my cheek
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    Aug 18, 2009 1:17 AM GMT
    I like to know what others think to grow and learn, but I don't let other's opinions destroy me or prop me up on a pedestal either. Those that get the most bothered by other's opinions tend to be insecure in their own skin or just flat out arrogant. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 18, 2009 1:33 AM GMT
    We feel the need to relate. To know that there are others that share similar views and thoughs... and to harass others that don't. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 18, 2009 1:39 AM GMT

    ROFL thanks MunchingZombie!!

    "Thank you for asking for my opinion on why others care so much about the opinions of others."

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    Aug 18, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    I know you believe you understand what you think I said.

    But......I'm not sure you realise that what you read, is not what I meant.
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    Aug 18, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    I think some people, probably most of us, like to know that our opinions are shared by others. Its useful for me, for example, to know that I am not completely mad.
    There are a lot of people on RJ who are well-informed about an amazing variety of topics.
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    Aug 18, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    Study conformance theory.

    What basically it says is that 1/3 of all people will believe whatever you tell them. E.g. religious / folks with false belief systems. The world is not flat. 1/3 of folks are complacent. They just go along, even with stupid ideas. They only differ in that they don't believe in crap from the former group. Finally, there's 1/3 of the folks who can engage in critical thinking, stand on their own, and live in the real world.

    Conformance theory has been studied for years.

    Many folks are insecure; especially some gay guys, and are always seeking validation through the pack. It's stupid, but, is what it is. Folks are truly idiots that are in that first group, but, they can't help it.

    FYI: it's other's. Possessive, you know.
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    Aug 18, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    I think you have to come to a middle ground. If you care too much, then you become dependent on others for you to feel good. If you don't care enough, that could be interpreted as anti-social, or apathetic. I think it's good to pick and choose your battles wisely.
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    Aug 18, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    Cuz we need something to fight about? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 18, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    Because sometimes in that rare moment another persons words could have an effect on you for the better. You might not have thought about something that they pointed out.

    Sometimes we are so stuck on ourselves that we can't get past the little things and don't want to open ourselves to other options for the fear of being wrong or not being able to view something from a different angle. There's nothing wrong with being enlightened even if it's with someone's POV.



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    Aug 18, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    In my opinion, the OP should have put an apostrophe after "others."
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    Aug 19, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    I will answer the question and correct everyone's grammar at the same time:

    Singular possessive: "Showing an interest in another's opinion, even if you disagree with it, shows respect and acknowledgement of a fellow human being."

    Plural possessive: "I care about others' opinions, because the fabric and structure of society itself is based upon the opinions and beliefs of its members, and the collective agreement amongst them."
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:35 AM GMT

    because we need validation of what we already know, "That we are freakin awesome!" Naturally, when the others fails to validate us, they suck.