When we consider that some people have qualified opinions about some topics, and some people have qualified opinions about few topics, whose opinion do you choose to care about?
If you want to make a change on your farming operation how important is the opinion of your neighbors? The folks at church? The coffee shop? How important is the opinion of your family?
Does anyone in any of these groups have a qualified opinion about the changes you are trying to make?
If you care about their opinion, and their opinion is not yet qualified, how can you give them the necessary information to help them develop a qualified opinion?
Alternatively, are you able to ignore their unqualified opinion, and only rely on advisors who do have qualified opinions?
Being conscious and deliberate about whose opinion we care about can be very liberating.
Surround yourself with peers and advisors whose opinions you actually care about, and making changes in life or on a farm becomes much easier.