On Being Opinionated
Is there virtue in being diplomatic and finding everything fine and dandy?
There can be a fine line between having an opinion and being judgmental.
I met a number of people since I have been in the US who think that French natives have opinions on everything and they do not look at that as a positive trait.
On the topic of wines for example, I find many passable, others interesting, some great and quite a few awful ones which I would describe as unlove at first sight.
I recently tasted a California Chardonnay which was so bad I had to spit it out.
It was remarkable for its sandpaper like green wood qualities...