So another thing that my Grandpa B once told me, but not nearly as often as his lesson on learning, is, “Anyone who gives you a humble opinion is full of shit.”
I didn’t quite understand that until one day I got a three page message from an engineer stating that he disagreed with a direction that we were taking a product and ended the message IMHO followed by his name.
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
At that point I got it.
My opinion is that everyone is entitled to their opinion.
I also have the opinion that everyone should be required to hear everyone else’s opinion out.
Finally, I hold the opinion that every heard opinion does not necessarily get qualified as having value.
In conclusion, I firmly believe (an internally held opinion) anyone who has an opinion by definition is not humble.
At least that was Grandpa’s opinion and I share it with him. No humility involved.