Courage to speak one's mind
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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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.
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*
• 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.
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• 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. . .