If someone is constantly told that their opinion is inherently worthless, wouldn't it be difficult for that person to find a reason to even develop strong opinions?
They still would likely develop some, but they'd likely be afraid to say them. No one should use to go through something like that though
An opinion of an opinion is just an opinion.
As a victim of childhood emotional abuse, I know firsthand that the answer to this is "yes."
Tony! Where's that button!?
IMHO, like me, you find places where it does matter. My opinion on school sports (disband them all... except track and field) meant little for the jocks, but I found my place as a "theatre fag", a label I wore proudly.
Not that I'm gay or nuthin...
Cross country and orienteering are amazing. Those should never be disbanded..
Pretty much anything with a minimum of shoving.
No. I spent most of my childhood being raised in an abusive household where bellicose words expounding on my complete worthlessness were the cacophony comprising the ever-present background music of my life. It only made my opinions stronger.
I think they'd still develop the opinions, but would be reluctant to share them. Just the idea behind the question makes me sad.
If any of us differed from our dad's opinion, we were berated. My bro's sis learned this & joined in. Still does it to even her kids. My bro & I knew to shut up but still had opinions. I found outlets for mine. He hardly talks about things.(helped
lead to divorce) & has kept so much inside like my mom did, he has ulcers, stress, & heart probs. (Like my mom did.) As Zod said, "Just the idea behind the question makes me sad." SoH's might really help.
Meh I'll probably close this poll soon because I don't really like using a poll to just make a point.
It's just I was thinking about how young people need to feel like their voices matter.
Good intentions though
Keep it open!
Did that one guys comment about not caring for young ppl's opinions get you on the topic and ultimately resulted in the creation of this poll?
Hahaha yes indeed
Bridges2012 on the poll regarding SOHOA
It's sounds like being married ...
If your marriage is actually like that, your spouse is abusive.
No. At least not for me. I still had very strong opinions despite my step dad's constant degrading me...but my issue to this day is voicing them. I still don't think they are worth listening too.
Tony! I need a "dislike" button pronto!
It is what It is
I hate thay phrase, but it fits lol
Don't ever think that Inge. It's not true.
Of course. Kids whose parents tell them their worthless will grow up thinking that, unfortunately.
But it works both ways, which is good.
If kids tell their parents they're worthless they will grow old thinking that?
I think one of the reasons why I think I have been able to grow and develop my own opinions as a teenager is because all of the adults in my life have always seemed to really value my thoughts. I have never felt like my thoughts were beneath theirs..
Even as a little kid I felt like they cared about what I had to say..
If I felt like no one cared I probably would've just shut up and gave up Lol
That's great that they all cared so much.
This is an awesome point. I completely agree.