I can remember a time when to be described as "discriminating" was a term of admiration..
It was considered that an ability to separate "truth" from "lies" was something to aspire to, and that "judgement" was a valued activity from someone with knowledge, intelligence and a history of getting things right..
To defer to the opinion of someone with an established expertise in a subject area and whose reputation would suffer if they got it wrong was seen as a sensible way to solve problems and issues, and a process that has stood the test of time.
Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused equality of opportunity with an assumption that everyone's opinion is equally valid... these are not the same!
The truth and facts are not the same as "feelings", beliefs and wishes, although many seem to think and act as if they were..
Wishes only come true in Fairy Tales...(and politics...!)
Sorry that I've been busy, some momentous dates happening around this time, went lamping for foxes last night and only saw sheep and deer, nice though.