Do you let other people’s opinion affect your own? | Discussion

Book discussion (3)

Since it was a long time since my last discussion post, I decided to write one today. Don’t forget to write your opinion in the comments πŸ™‚ I would love to read them.

So this is a question that have been bothering a lot of people. Do the opinion of others affect your own? If you really think about it, it’s a bit tricky because let’s admit it, we pick up new books because others are telling us how good it is and because you read so many good reviews on it. So is it the same thing as not liking or liking a book because others say so?

To be honest, I don’t think that other people’s opinion affect us. It is common that we choose which books we are going to read next because others recommended it to us or because we heard great things about it, but I think that once you pick up the book, the other opinions don’t matter anymore. Once you pick up the book, you create your own world with the story, you see the characters and the setting differently from others so of course your opinion will be different as well which is kind of the magic of reading. You have your own opinion because you experienced the book differently from everyone.

Also, if we were all affected by other’s opinions, everyone would have hated a book or loved a book and no one would have different opinions but it is not the case, some people might love a book and others might dislike the same book. Everyone in the bookish world has a voice that isn’t similar as anyone else.

In conclusion, I think that we only get influenced to know which book we’re going to read next, but once we start it, it is us who chose if we like it or not. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ and don’t forget to write your thoughts in the comments below.cropped-currently-reading-3.jpg




3 thoughts on “Do you let other people’s opinion affect your own? | Discussion

  1. I think that it depends on the person recommending the book. If it is someone that means a lot you or that you normally like the same books as, subconsiously your mind is set on loving the book.
    Sometimes I feel like if a friend didn’t recommend some book I would’ve love it less. That being said I’m not normally affected by reviews and ratings.


  2. I would say no, I have disliked things most others love and liked things others don’t. I respect what others think and enjoy reading opinions but if I pick up a book that has been praised and just don’t enjoy it I’d say so. There have been times knowing the negative of a book has actually made me enjoy it more since I was prepared for some things that had bothered others though.


  3. I would have to say no because if you want to (just for an example) go to a funeral of your friends family. But your other friend didn’t like them would you let them tell you it’s a horrible idea and you shouldn’t go? I would not. You need to be there to comfort your friend.


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