To assert your opinion is to be alive:
What would a life look like WITHOUT asserting your opinion?
It is a life of “human centipede” of knowledge, in which you’re just quoting others and re-digesting the thoughts of others, instead of sharing your own ideas.
What is an opinion?
To opinion– to ‘opine’, “OPINOR” in Latin. The gist is:
To suppose, imagine, think, or judge.
Whenever you got an opinion, you’re making a certain judgement of reality.
To be a judge– this is the apex of being a philosopher. Then the other question:
Once you’ve judged reality, then do you have the power to enforce it?
The philosopher as a legislator of the future?
*SHOULD* the philosopher become the legislator and the law-maker (and law-enforcer) of the future?