Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Are people entitled to have their own opinions? Yes and no. People can have virtually any opinion, no matter how illogical, uninformed, or foolish. But this does not mean that they are entitled to have their uninformed opinions taken seriously or that their opinions should be considered as valuable as informed opinions. Opinions are valuable only when they are back up by thorough knowledge of the subject.
Adapted from John Chaffee, The Thinker’s Way
Should all people’s opinions be valued equally, or should only informed opinions be taken seriously?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2.审题关键词：equally, informed, seriously
同等对待：Uninformed opinions could be creative and inspiring. We should not judge the value of an opinion just by how informed it is.
区别对待：Uninformed opinions are often unrealistic because it lacks certain context. Thus, treating these opinions equally is a mere waste of time and energy.