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 🙂 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 🙂 and don’t forget to write your thoughts in the comments below.