Having an opinion and having an informed opinion are very different. I love learning from people who are passionate & take the time to explore developing their insight & sharing their knowledge, but it’s so easy to read one news headline and suddenly become an expert, or make blanket assumptions based on not a lot.
It’s something I’m trying to be mindful of lately… working within healthcare, wellbeing and trying to be a more conscious consumer means people do ask my opinion, but sometimes I feel I don’t have enough insight to share. That’s where I’m always grateful when people help us along the way to learn & grow. It’s totally ok to say ‘I’ve changed my mind’ or do things differently when you have learnt more. And it’s ok to say I don’t know.
But it’s important to not throw your voice around if it it maybe you haven’t earned your opinion. Taking a moment to reflect on what’s being asked of you can have a huge impact on both what you say and how you say it, which can in turn send ripples across the community. So choose those words wisely 💕