Imagine a scenario for a moment, two individuals, create them in your mind. These two individuals that you have created are having a discussion on something to do. It goes a little like this:
Individual 1: “So, what do you want to do?”
Individual 2: “I don’t know, whatever works. I’m always hungry.”
Individual 1: “Okay cool, but I hate the people that go to *insert restaurant*. They are all just trashy, hipster millennials that think they know everything.”
Don’t take this as me being personally offended about trashy, hipster millennials, try and take this as a rough outline of how to maintain a polite, respectable conversation. I’m sorry Individual 1 but exactly no one, 0% of people, asked for that opinion on millennials. The conversation was about food, not a generation gap. Please, for the consideration of other human beings, try and avoid throwing out your views on most things because no one really cares at all, sorry you aren’t that cool, and you are likely just going to offend one of those “trashy, hipster millennials”. They tend to get offended rather easily it seems.
Your opinion really doesn’t matter unless it’s asked for. That’s kind of just the fact of the matter. I do not care if you like Breaking Bad or if you think that Starbucks is “overrated”, I didn’t ask. Simple as that. I hope I don’t seem angered as I am writing this because really I’m not, I’m stone faced and listening to Chet Baker in the Journalism room, did you care? No, if you say yes, you are probably a liar.
*Reader* “Wait, Hans, didn’t you just put your opinion in an article about how obsolete opinions are?”
Yes, because I am a self loathing hypocrite.
In all honesty however, opinions really do not matter unless they are asked for or required. The 2016 elections are coming up and candidates are dropping, “please clap”, an opinion is required for you to be a voter. You need to have an opinion on what you want for the country, you need to have an opinion on the candidates who are running, and you need to will and desire to make that opinion know by voting. Many Americans have varying opinions on if Trump, Clinton, The Zodiac Killer or Sanders would do the best job leading and directing the country because of each individual's personal beliefs, standards, and of course, political views.
So, in summary, with one final example, if you are an employed individual, many students and most people in the world are at one point, and you have a long shift, 8AM - 10PM or something like that, you probably aren’t going to be looking forward to that if it’s your first job. You work in the food or consumer industry, you are tired and had one too many energy drinks, you don’t want to deal with people and you are required to do exactly that, it’s not going to be fun, that much we understand. What you don’t need to do is ruin everyone else’s mood by bringing your negative vibes, I myself, am a total hypocrite when it comes to this because I am a bad friend, but OTHER PEOPLE, let’s say, don’t need that kind of negativity in their lives. So please, cease with the pointless opinions? Thanks. -Hans Magleby