I have always been an outspoken person who encourages others to speak their minds. It’s sad that we live in a world where words can cost someone so much. The reason we have to be careful with what we say is because there’s a lot of people out there who don’t like to speak their minds or hear the truth. All those people tend to do is try to put a muzzle on us who’d rather hear the truth than live with the lies. It’s important than everyone’s voice is heard today and no one should discourage anyone who wants to be heard, no matter how hurtful, truthful or disliked their opinions and statements are.
In a nutshell, it seems like America is become more soft by the minute. You see celebrities getting hung out to dry because of their actions on social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook. A prime example is sports. Athletes are fined every week for something they said online – which is outrageous to me. How can you fine someone for voicing their opinions. What happened to this being a free country and being able to speak freely. I’m so much for one being able to voice their opinion, that I’ve often let racist comment slide because I respect one’s right to freely express their feelings. No one should be forced to bottle their opinions and views just because certain people can’t understand or are too weak to handle conversation that they don’t completely agree with.
I want this world to be how it was, where us as people knew we could say whatever we wanted as long as it isn’t directly meant to hurt anyone. There’s a difference between an opinion and a personal attack on someone’s character. The media loves to mash the two together; which is unfair. It is time for America to toughen up and learn to stand their ground with words and not complaining, filing charges and fining people. I won’t be one to tell my kid – when I have one – that they have to be careful with what they want to say. I want them to know that they have to believe and stand behind their feelings, no matter how others take it. Keeping hush isn’t an option for people like me. I love to heard and I love the reactions I get – even the negative reactions. I will not be quiet just because certain people can’t handle the truth. It’s my life, and I have the right to speak my mind and all cost.