Opinions vary. - as do goals. What's appropriate for one maybe not so much for another.
Opinions do vary but when it comes to opinions I only consider informed opinions. Just an opinion
is just that, an opinion. But when there's an informed opinion (someone giving evidence for their opinion)
then that changes everything Chris. Also, the source is the #1 thing I consider when an opinion is voiced.
With that being said, Mark Rippetoe's opinions fall into the category of informed opinions due to his background and
experience with weightlifting and coaching.
For example, if someone voiced their opinion to me concerning a certain training method for arm wrestling but yet
they have never competed nor trained for AW'ing, I would classify this as just an opinion. On the other hand, if the opinion
came from an experienced puller then I would classify that as an informed opinion. First question I ask a very opinionated
individual is how do they support their opinion? This allows you to quickly discern if they really know what they're talking about
or just can't admit they simply don't know. See it all the time!
Seems many folks today use the phrase "that's just your opinion" to mean that anything could be true if they just label it as an
opinion. This makes many people feel good about themselves and allow them to walk away saying, " Boy I told that guy"! But
this is simply not reality nor being reasonable either.