Originally Posted by TheWraith
My opinion doesn't trump all else (I have never said that it does or should, nor intimated that), nor should anyone's here, including you, DWF. That is another truth.
No, it's a perfect example of one of those postmodernist "truths" (lies) --where facts are irrelevant.
Those who speak the truth from experience...from knowledge and not just speculation...speak with vastly more authority than those who speak from ignorance. If nothing else they have earned it. And no amount of whining or cries of "unfair" will ever change that.
Only in a culture of immaturity and concomitant narcissism can the authority of experience and truth be so determinedly...and petulantly...questioned.
"It's not arrogance to say what you know professionally. It is arrogance to reject expert opinion without having expertise of your own."
In the end it's not about whose opinions trump. It's not about whose words carry the most authority. It's about who's blowing smoke out of their backside because they want a free ride. It's about being responsible and answerable to truth.
And, sometimes, Frank, you can't just redact the important qualifiers in a sentence, paragraph or thought...well, you can, but it just makes clear that you do
think your opinion trumps all else.
--Edited by DWFII - 2/3/14 at 5:25pm