Writing something on the Internet is no longer transient. It feels permanent. Mostly because in truth, it is permanent.

And this scares the bejeesus out of me. 

What if I write something and later change my mind about it? Will I regret ever writing it in the first place?

I fully expect to change my mind about certain things because to NOT do so would be ignorant and fool-hardy of me.

With this expectation, I want to coin my own internet acronym: Given What I Now Know, or GWINK.

It makes much more sense than the commonly used IMHO (In My Humble Opinion). What the hell does that even mean?

Of course pretty much everything that is spouted is an opinion. It should be. If all you were to do was spout facts, you'd be a boring person.

What feels more grown up is to acknowledge that the opinion or statement that you're making is based on what you've learned, up to that specific point in time.

If you're eager enough to learn more, and your ideas develop, I'd fully expect your opinions to change.

So, it should be assumed that every post of mine is prefaced with GWINK. 

But in certain scenarios, I'll use it explicitly, just so that you know that I know that I might revise that statement sometime in the future.

Phew, I feel better.