Courage to speak one's mind

@tzwrites (4980)
Romania
January 24, 2017 2:22pm CST
Do you have the courage to always express yourself and always say your opinion? I find that most of the time I am quite honest and give my opinions even if I know they are controversial or strange. However I think it's very hard to avoid getting into arguments on the internet if you express any opinion. People get offended at absolutely everything nowadays and it becomes hard to communicate. I think there are large groups whose official purpose is to get offended all day every day!
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@LadyDuck (188062)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 17
My friends consider me "diplomatic", I like to give my honest opinion, but I usually understand when it's better to keep the mouth shut. You are right there are too many that get offended for nothing.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
25 Jan 17
Exactly, especially if you are just commenting things on the Internet people need to relax
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
27 Jan 17
I know right, and your only trying to help.
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@sabtraversa (13356)
• Italy
24 Jan 17
I don't always say what I think, but when I do I'm honest and I don't have any problem doing so. Maybe that's because I often see no threat in knowing someone disagrees. How lucky I am. As long as I get some reaction, I'm happy, I think. Social Justice Warriors? That's an endless facepalm with them.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
24 Jan 17
It's good to speak your mind but with those people there is no discussion.
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@sabtraversa (13356)
• Italy
24 Jan 17
@tzwrites It's okay to talk with oneself. I often do that. And here you can also earn money. - I believe this and that. - I don't. *Monkey Poop* - Because of this and that. - *Monkey Poop* - You also have to keep in mind this and that. - *Monkey Poop*
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
24 Jan 17
@sabtraversa great idea
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@DianneN (91552)
• United States
25 Jan 17
If asked, I give my opinion. Otherwise, I keep my mouth shut. People online take things the wrong way and are overly sensitive or lack a sense of humor. Some are just plain boring and stupid, so it's difficult to give any opinion.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
25 Jan 17
Good points. The ones I encountered on facebook are just too sensitive
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@DianneN (91552)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@tzwrites I try to stay out of that on Facebook.
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
27 Jan 17
I must say I totally agree! Wonder what makes people like that?
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
24 Jan 17
I am trying to be selective. When the person in front of me doesn't want to hear another opinion, I won't say it. Especially if it's not a very serious matter. Nowadays, I express my opinion when I think that they may be valuable to the conversation or to someone else. People who get offended don't really want to hear and they won't use it for improvement. Even if the opinion is wrong, it can still be a beginning of a great discussion when everyone is willing.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
24 Jan 17
I agree, I am also selective because I am aware most people don't want to hear anything.
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
24 Jan 17
@tzwrites They don't, it's true. Some people are very focused on how right they are and they try to show it to everyone else without listening.
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@JudyEv (141436)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jan 17
I agree with you. Being sort of anonymous on the internet seems to give people licence to be rude and unpleasant. I mostly keep my opinions to myself in those sorts of situations but I'm not on FB so it doesn't happen often to me.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
25 Jan 17
Maybe it's good that you aren't on FB. That's where some irritating stuff happens
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@JudyEv (141436)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jan 17
@tzwrites And that's why I'm not on it! I can do without all that rubbish.
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• United States
30 Jan 17
I speak my mind but am learning that in today's world you get your head ripped off for doing so.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
30 Jan 17
True, sometimes I think it's better to keep your mouth shut or else risk getting "attacked"
• United States
30 Jan 17
@tzwrites On Facebook I only let loose when I know I' in safe company....otherwise you have to duck for cover.
@Brittnyrose (1455)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
25 Jan 17
I speak my mind all the time, not because image jerk it's just who I am. How bout you?
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
25 Jan 17
It's good to be like that, I try to be like that as often as possible
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
27 Jan 17
@tzwrites I'd rather hangout with someone like that, cause their real!
@thelme55 (15633)
• Germany
29 Jan 17
I have learned to speak out my opinion when I started living in Germany. But speaking out my honest opinion when living in the Philippines is usually a no go as my countrymen usually take it personally and get offended. So I have learned when to shot up and just say what that person want to hear from me which is not honest at all.
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@PatZAnthony (13257)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Jan 17
It is true that people seem to get offended if they don't agree with what we think. We are all so careful, as if we don't have a right to have our thoughts.
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Feb 17
Me I keep a low profile in saying anything important unless I see the need to say something. I have had to have the courage to say things a few times and it was not well liked because it was the truth and it still is the truth. But apart from that I keep my mouth shut too.
@pureme (1477)
27 Feb 17
Yes, it's true, people are easily offended these days, don't know why
@antonbunot (10048)
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Jan 17
I always give my opinion when asked . . However, whenever my wife asks my opinion like what I think of her new hairdo, I always ask her first what she thinks about it . . and what she thinks is also what I decide as what I think! I always play safe as far as my wife is concerned. . .
@Deepizzaguy (15916)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
28 Jan 17
I know what you mean. Just saying "Doing the dirty deed" as a joke offends some special interest groups. I always tell them "Go jump into Gatun Lake if I bothered you."