There are billions of people living on earth. With each person comes a different opinion and point of view. Some may be similar, but there are no two people with the exact same views on issues. Everyone should have a chance to voice their points of view with the world, but even though they have a chance to share their views, is it worth listening to?
There are many different platforms that are available for people to share their views. However, when wondering about which view to listen to on a certain subject, you have to consider the speaker’s knowledge about the subject, the speaker’s usage of evidence in order to support their point, and whether he or she is able to talk about the subject in a comfortable and confident manner.
Take, for instance a debate between two teams of students talking about whether social media platforms are a danger to your privacy or a way to communicate with your friends or family around the world. Both teams would have to have some points that they are confident on and have some pieces of evidence in order to back up their claims. Also, when the time comes for the teams to have open debates, the teams must be ready with some statements from the opposing team that they would be able to ask questions about in an appropriate manner.
So even if you’re having a casual conversation with friends, listen to what each part has to say about the subject or issue and ask yourself if it is worth listening to. You might even learn more about the subject that you never knew before.