Guess it depends on the statement, or how factual the opinion really is. Example:
World War II was an awful war because it killed at least 50 million people.
The first part of the above is really an opinion, the second part factual statement. Is it of more value
or correct than this statement..:
"I had an arguement with my girlfriend, she dumped me, and I am such a lousy person that I should
so, again we have an opinon teamed up with a facutal statement..doesn't tellus much..Certainly, if
we have a low opinion of ourselves we might accept one idea following another. But a break up
with a girl friend is not a reason to hurt oneself..while the breakup may be factual, it does not follow that one should hurt oneself..That thougt is a lie. We do not need to believe it. Where as in the first statement...well, an awful war kills many, but 50 million does make it an awful war..So it may be factual if you are willing to accept it. Certainly more factual than the second statement.
Here are two more opinions to think about..
1.I like blue more than green and so blue is a better color.
2. I like grean more than blue and so green is a better color
Clearly these two are opinions, and in this case..neither is more correct than the other. So it isn't so simple is it. Most of life is like the first set and only some of life is like the second set. I know this doesn't help many here, but it is what I believe..and that is an opinion I should say
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“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it...Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. ” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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