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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
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.