Deriving opinion

by Keren Blaunstein • april 27, 2018 • 6:00 a.m.

Opinion is formed by a collection of influential experiences, morals and lessons. The gradual development of individual opinion tends to correlate with ongoing education. This is seen through political activity on college campuses compared to high schools. With more education, especially more interest-specific academic pursuits, passion for different issues tends to grow. This is why we see a wider spectrum of political opinion on a larger range of issues on college campuses than at high schools. An important question to ask when exploring the notion of opinion is “Does opinion shape identity, or does identity shape opinion?”