Opinions are Ideas

To criticize someone for being “opinionated” is like criticizing someone for “breathing too much.” Opinions are the byproduct of ideas. To be without ideas is not a virtue. It’s the CONTENT of one’s ideas that counts. It’s a copout to complain that someone is opinionated. The complaint is an evasion of willingness to evaluate the quality (or lack thereof) in the person’s ideas and opinions.