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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001027.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: My first clarinet
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 19:48:50 -0400

No offense meant here, but an opinion is more than just a is
a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.
It is often a generally held view - that would have to be based on more
than just personal experience. Many believe that opinion is a formal
expression by an expert of his judgement or advice.....that would be
someone who has something to base an opinion on.....other than just
personal experience. Perhaps he is learned about a particular issue
or area. Which doctor would you go to for a bypass? The one
who only performed one bypass and it was a success or the one who had
performed 100 bypasses and lost three? Which lawyer? The one who has
courtroom experience or the one who has read a number of books and has no
courtroom experience except by sitting in an audience? My advice below
though needs addending: Let's not base our opinions only on what we
experience ourselves lest we appear foolish and prideful.


On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Bill Hausmann wrote:

> At 08:14 PM 9/21/97 -0500, Roger Garrett wrote:
> Let's not base our opinions only on what we experience
> >ourselves......
> This is practically the DEFINITION of "opinion." However, I define
> "experience ourselves" as not just that which we witness ourselves
> directly, but also what we hear from others, read, etc. Experience, our
> own and that which we gain vicariously through others, is what we base all
> of our opinions on. Through discussions like those that occur on this
> list, our experience broadens.
> I am most pleased (surprised, based on my "experience", but pleased) to
> hear that the conditions I described do not exist elsewhere.
> Bill Hausmann
> 451 Old Orchard Drive
> Essexville, MI 48732
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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