Opinions Are Like Onions (or rather onions that taste bad and have no nutritional value)

Be humble with your opinions

Brian Tubbs
2 min readMay 22


A frustrated chef irritated by onions — image by MidJourney

Opinions are like onions. They have lots of layers. They irritate you. And they can make you cry.

Only instead of an actual, genuine onion which (I think) is great tasting and which (according to the experts) has nutritional value, opinions very often do not taste good (at all) or offer any real value.

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding.” -Bill Bullard

No matter your walk in life, you undoubtedly run into all kinds of opinions. And if you’re not careful, you can easily get immersed in those opinions and feel trapped by them.

But as one motivational speaker reminds us:

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” -Les Brown

And if you are the one who often gives your opinions (even when they aren’t necessarily requested), may I offer this….?

No statue was ever built for a critic. Don’t make that your legacy. Don’t make that how people remember you.

Be humble about your opinions.

If you want to be known for something, be known for knowledge, wisdom, love, encouragement, and making positive contributions to others.

Don’t be known simply or primarily as a grumbler or fault-finder with lots of opinions. Or, even worse, as someone who leaves little but irritation and hurt feelings in your wake.

What value is there in that?

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