Why, yes! I mean, isn’t it?
OK first, let’s define ‘opinion.’
a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
There is room for argument here because of the words ‘fact’ and ‘knowledge.’ Should we define those too?
I would prefer to simplify it by removing them from the equation because the definition of opinion stands whichever side of argument you land on in regards to ‘fact’ and ‘knowledge.’
So an opinion is a ‘view or judgement formed about something whether or not it is based on fact or knowledge.’
Then let’s define ‘have.’
possess, own, or hold.
So let’s ask the question again.
Is it possible to possess/own/hold no views or judgements formed about something?
The answer is yes, it is possible. Especially since ‘have’ is a verb – which means we should be able to control it. Even if an opinion forms, I can choose to not hold it.
OK fine, then what? I should just walk around with no opinions?
“Hey dude, what’s your opinion on ______________________?”
– “I choose to hold no view or judgement on _______________!”
(Suggestions on words to try in the blank spaces above: a food beginning with the letter C, a movie star whose name begins with the letter T, and a country beginning with the letter R.)
Is that healthy? I don’t know. I think it might be healthier than having too many opinions.
Let me experiment for a bit. I’ll report back!