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Windows 7: Can an opinion be wrong?

15 Dec 2010   #1
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 
Can an opinion be wrong?

simple question.
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15 Dec 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It depends on what the opinion is about, but sure it could be.


For example, if someone was to say this below....

"In my opinion, you should always do a clean install when you have any problem with Windows to fix it."

While it's just an opinion of one person, it would be considered wrong according to the majority of the public.
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15 Dec 2010   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Morally and ethically an opinion can sometimes be wrong. A pirate downloading all his music, movies and software thinks it's OK. He has right to have that opinion, but because it's clearly illegal, it's also morally and ethically wrong. However, this does not mean the criminal in question does not have right to think as he does; one cornerstone of a free world is that everybody has the right to have an opinion in everything.

In a free society, I can think whatever I prefer, form opinions not based on facts but on feelings. In my opinion my wife is the absolutely most beautiful and sexy person ever lived in this world. I honestly believe that, but I bet you have another opinion. I know I'm right in this but because I understand that you as a free person have the same right to have an opinion as I do, I have to accept that yours differs from mine, that in your opinion my opinion is wrong.

Strange question...

Kari
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15 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Opinions are mostly wrong. Stick to the facts.
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15 Dec 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, tru dat.
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15 Dec 2010   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Opinions are mostly wrong. Stick to the facts.
That's your opinion.
My opinions are the only ones that count.
My mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts.

Jim
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15 Dec 2010   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
Can an opinion be wrong?
simple question.

Who is to judge if the opinion is wrong or right?

Opinions are generally subjective statements or thoughts about issues & as such are the result of emotion or interpretation of "facts."
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15 Dec 2010   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

What prompted you to ask the question DirtyElf?
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15 Dec 2010   #9
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Every story has two sides.
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15 Dec 2010   #10
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Hitler's opinion was that the Jews were the scum of the earth. That pretty much convinces me that opinions can most definitely be wrong.
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