Rhinos acquire Opinions; We spend so much time musing over Life’s Little Ways that We form conclusions and insights. There is little quality control on our thinking, We admit. Many ideas are reflections of traditions or concepts We have overheard. Opinions can last a long time, however you measure it.
What is remarkable about Opinions is how little they matter when confronting anything big in our lives. Minor things can be influenced by attitude based on Opinion. But major crises occur in a different sphere. They do not require anything but sober acknowledgement, as part of a larger scheme, where our judgments are of no interest whatever.
We are constrained by our Opinions. With time they can form Us, rather than We forming them.