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HayleyS October 14th, 2013 3:57am

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?

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 10:10 pm

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

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 9:58 pm

An opinion of an opinion is just an opinion.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 9:21 pm

As a victim of childhood emotional abuse, I know firsthand that the answer to this is "yes."

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/13/13 9:23 pm

Tony! Where's that button!?

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/13/13 9:17 pm

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...

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lillian53 Washington
10/13/13 9:20 pm

Cross country and orienteering are amazing. Those should never be disbanded..

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/13/13 9:22 pm

Pretty much anything with a minimum of shoving.

lillian53 Washington
10/13/13 9:15 pm

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.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 9:14 pm

I think they'd still develop the opinions, but would be reluctant to share them. Just the idea behind the question makes me sad.

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Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
10/13/13 10:16 pm

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

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
10/13/13 10:18 pm

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.

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 9:05 pm

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.

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Evseng2
10/13/13 9:09 pm

Good intentions though

GeneralDevin MN
10/13/13 9:43 pm

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?

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 9:46 pm

Bridges2012 on the poll regarding SOHOA

longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
10/13/13 9:02 pm

It's sounds like being married ...

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 9:23 pm

If your marriage is actually like that, your spouse is abusive.

inge MIA
10/13/13 9:02 pm

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.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/13/13 9:07 pm

Tony! I need a "dislike" button pronto!

inge MIA
10/13/13 9:24 pm

It is what It is

I hate thay phrase, but it fits lol

Jungle in the dog house
10/13/13 9:52 pm

Don't ever think that Inge. It's not true.

rlands
10/13/13 9:01 pm

Of course. Kids whose parents tell them their worthless will grow up thinking that, unfortunately.

But it works both ways, which is good.

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CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/13/13 9:03 pm

If kids tell their parents they're worthless they will grow old thinking that?

rlands
10/13/13 9:03 pm

...no...

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 8:59 pm

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..

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HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 9:00 pm

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

musicfreak Loving Life
10/13/13 9:01 pm

That's great that they all cared so much.

rlands
10/13/13 9:12 pm

This is an awesome point. I completely agree.

Jungle in the dog house
10/13/13 9:49 pm

Totally agree.