That is all an opinion is. The good thing about listening to someones opinion is that we can take it heart or we can leave it alone. The choice is ours. Something that has been a good rule of thumb to me about heeding the opinions of others in my personal life is WHO the opinion is coming from for starters. It makes a difference to me and a big one at times. If I am dealing with something in my life then I want the opinions of those that has been there. I mean really.....I am not about to ask someone that has NOT been through MENTAL PAUSE what their opinion is on how I should cope just as you better not take my opinion on how to raise boys as all I raised was girls!
We should be very careful about the opinions of others, especially from those that lack in wisdom and knowledge....Taking their opinion could come back to "bite you".
Hugs and blessings, Cindy