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Do you base your opinions about current events on fact or emotion?

Or a combination of both?

I have seen a lot of posts from members that give opinions based on emotions and not facts. Do you look beyond facts and let emotions direct your opinions, or do you try to base your opinions solely on facts?

*current events having to do with all things in the news that are being reported on now, such as the oil leak in the gulf, politics, entertainment, etc.*

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Jun. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • Facts. Emotions can lie to you.

    Example:

    Fact: You only have $50 left until payday, and the pantry is empty.
    Emotion: I really NEED a manicure, it's a NEED,

    You end up getting the manicure, but don't have food.

    Fact: You are stupid
    Emotion: OMG, this wouldn't have happened if my boss would only pay me more!

    End result: stupid wins

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:35 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • IDK. I try to let facts form my opinions, but I guess it depends on the subject. If I feel more passionately about something I am probably more likely to let emotions leak into my opinions. I have never really thought about this before. Admittedly, I am not a very emotional person, but there are some subjects that I feel more about than others.


    Hmmmm, I guess I will have to think about this more.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:21 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Well we all know I base mine of how I feel things should be run. I am not ashamed of it because I think if more people went on how they feel things may be different!JUST MY OPINION!
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 1:29 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Facts and my many many years of experience. Have lived through the great depression, a world war, and to many thing to mention.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:13 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Mostly fact. The world does not operate on emotion. If it did the world would be a bigger mess than it is.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:22 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Facts. Real facts. Not the fabricated kind that are bent to support a certain ideology.
    AutumnLybbie

    Answer by AutumnLybbie at 3:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • FACTS...which is why I'm a registered Independent and conservative! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:45 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Mostly facts. There are some topics that I sometimes let my emotions leak through.
    onthegoturbo

    Answer by onthegoturbo at 4:23 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • I go on both.
    older

    Answer by older at 5:15 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Facts.
    FL2AK

    Answer by FL2AK at 5:31 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

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