Have you ever seen or heard something that got your dander up? It gets you upset and you wonder what to do to get the upset gone. Sometimes you have a chance to speak out about what upsets you. Sometimes speaking out makes you feel better; but there are times that speaking out will leave you frustrated beyond belief. It might depend on how those people who are around you react or if they don’t react.
Just because you feel a point of view is important does not mean that others will agree. They might agree that it’s important but not believe the same way that you do. Believe it or not, THAT’S LIFE. It sounds unfair; however, it’s not. Different people are raised in different ways. Even if they’re in the family, each person will have a different point of view just because each person is an individual.
In our country, we have the First Amendment–freedom of speech. This allows us to talk, write or, in general, rant and rave if something bothers us. The Constitution has made this a RIGHT; but, we should also realize that it is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. We can’t use it recklessly. It’s been explained that freedom of speech does NOT include shouting fire in a crowded theater. There are other examples I can use but I don’t want to get wordy. We should all use the freedom of speech; if nothing else, just to make sure we don’t lose it.
Many of us have heard of use it or lose it. Well, speak out when you can. There are a lot of ways to do this–however, speak out responsibly. Being responsible means being concerned if people get hurt. People can get hurt physically, emotionally, mentally. This could be temporary or permanent. Expressing your thoughts can help others. or even hurt others. Be careful but please speak out. the silent majority aren’t doing good by being silent. There are old sayings that say a lot with ony a few words:
1) The squeaky wheel gets greased.
2) All it takes for evil to win is for good men to do NOTHING.
Please think about this. Thank you for your time.