Everyone are entitled to their own opinion. Everyone’s opinion is worth just as much as anyone else’s. However, sometimes opinions change…
I’m all for evolvement and for growing. Things I’ve written in this web site or stands I’ve had in previous projects might very well have changed. Humbly, I’ve gotten better and/or have started seeing things from another perspective, and I’m all for admitting it. Very few, if any, opinions are written in stone throughout life.
Experiencing the 180
But, and this is what gets me: with some people (this applies to a minority) who start working for large companies and web browser manufacturers you can suddenly experience them doing a 180 degree turn with their opinions. Things they thought were some of the most important things in life and in the universe before has now become irrelevant, and at times outright wrong.
And sure, the might come to that conclusion. But it’s when they try downplay, or even deny, their own old opinion instead of standing up for the fact that they once thought it, I find offending and disrespectful.
One angle is enough
Other people, in the same situation, might have been fairly liberated from strong opinions before, but start working for any of the above-mentioned companies. Seemingly out of nowhere they become some sort of opinion dictator, or some kind of cult leader/evangelist, racking down on everyone else. They propagate a myriad of opinions that they automatically expect everyone else to share with them. If not, you’re a retard and aren’t entitled to a discussion.
I would sincerely like to give these people an advice: Step back. Get some perspective. Try to see it from another person’s or company’s opinion. Another angle. Get some distance.
If you don’t, your credibility and the value of your work will soon diminish. So, are you with us “ordinary” people or against us?