Why does your opinion matter?
It’s because opinion is something that you create using your own thoughts and ideas. It’s something that can be really personal, and something that a person can really value.
So when someone disagrees with your opinion, it’s understandable to get defensive. You feel emotional attached to your opinion, and it feels like when someone attacks them, they attack you and what you believe in.
So remember that, when you come up with an opinion that you don’t agree with. That person has crafted their belief from their own thoughts and ideas. That makes their opinion just as important as yours. Treat it with the same respect as you expect your opinion to be.
If you don’t respect what others believe in, why should they respect you?