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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Three Types of Opinion



According to a good friend of mine who is a Public Administrator and who faces opinion across the board in his career - there are three major "types" of opinion that we face in daily life. They are as follows.

One. Opinion overshadowed by complete bias. In other words - here is a person with his or her mind set without considering any information whatsoever. In the language of ancient yoga philosophy (Bhagavad Gita), this is the mode of ignorance, literally.

Two. Opinion influenced by emotions and doubts. In other words - here is a person with a sound mind but who lets emotion get the best of him or her. So, what could be a positive opinion in the mind of this person is offset by emotions - which change like the weather. In the language of ancient yoga philosophy (Bhagavad Gita), this is the mode of passion, literally.

Three. Opinion truly centered in the mind and with reason. This is true opinion - one that resonates purely on the intellectual level, if you will. In the language of ancient yoga philosophy (Bhagavad Gita), this is the mode of goodness, or pure intellectualism and reason.

If we can all get ourselves to the third type of opinion as presented in this blog post - then our collective decisions will be better and this will reshape society for the better into the future.

Cheers.

Keith Charles Johnson, MBA, MS Education
Senior Tech Writer, Software Trainer, Author
The Google Productivity Guide
The Affirmations Productivity Guide
Musings of a Technical Writer 


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