You can have your own opinions,
but you can't have your own facts.
This is my super cute grand-daughter who definitely has her very own opinions about nearly everything. Any you know what? That is perfectly okay with me. I love her opinions. I love listening to her ideas and her crazy fun.
We all have opinions about nearly everything we do in life. I have an acquaintance that not only has opinions, but she is always right too. It is really hard to talk to someone like that because they start to believe that their opinions ARE the facts. The reality is, that person has to be always right. No matter how much they hurt or offend others.
I have learned that I don't always have to be right. It is nice to be right once in a while, but it is not necessary. What is necessary is for us to learn and grow and accept the opinions of others. We don't have to agree with everything, we just have to care about the relationship enough to acknowledge their opinions.
True facts don't change. They are the same yesterday, today and forever. They are the things that give us hope and faith and keep us moving in the right direction. Facts are things that come after much searching. Sometimes, they elude us for most of our lives. They are there, but they are not open to our view yet. As time goes on, and we learn, we discover the mysteries that have been hidden from our view.