The philosopher is in love with truth, that is, not with the changing world of sensation, which is the object of opinion, but with the unchanging reality which is the object of knowledge. (Plato)
Nowadays, people base their chosen action only on opinions. As a matter of fact, they have their own opinions in all aspects of their life. But the question is? How can we know that our opinion is right…or let’s say true? What a philosophical question isn’t it?
All individuals are entitled for their own opinions but the problem is, not all opinions are correct…philosophically speaking.
An opinion based on one’s feelings or emotions maybe true or correct…subjectively… for an opinion nowadays lies on one’s subjectivity. But how can we say that their opinions are correct or let’s say true (truth)?
Here, it questions the basis of truthfulness of one’s opinion. If the opinion is based on mere emotions, it is true only for the subjective individual and not for all persons. That’s why opinion must be based on the universality of the truth and not on the mere subjective person.
The problem with the people nowadays is that, they based their opinions on what they have felt…on their feelings and emotions and not on the knowledge based on truths…on the power of the intellect that will tell us through the process of critical thinking.
If your opinion would be acceptable to everybody…or would pass to the criterion of the universality of truth, there we can claim that our opinion is correct…true (truth).
People do possess a freedom to express their opinions but it does not follow that their opinions are true…
For some, it is possible but for everybody, it is a big question. Our opinion must be based on the objective reality so that it maybe become (true) truth.
Our opinion is therefore, an objective opinion.