Speaking up

@lucy02 (5017)
United States
January 22, 2007 1:42am CST
Do you speak up when you know someone is wrong in what they are saying or doing? We discussed this in our Sunday School class today and I have to admit that most of the time I am guilty of saying nothing. I hear people make racist comments and I just sit there. I usually don't have much to do with the person after that but I don't speak up. Why is it so hard?
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I do! I am not a fan of staying silent when something is not right. Gets me in trouble sometimes, but I'd rather have folks mad at me for being honest than keep quiet and be mad at myself.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Good girl! I hope to do better about this myself. Maybe that could be a late New year's resolution for me.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Never too late to start!
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
23 Jan 07
When I was younger I was much more apt to speak my mind. I still do today but now I pick my battles. Some things are not worth me even mentioning. If there is something being said or done that is so wrong and someone might get hurt, you bet you will hear me roar. That is the leo and the woman in me. I have more people tell me don't hold back say what you mean as they were teasing me about speaking my mind. all people are different, some are extroverts some are introverts. I am a loud extrovert and I protect the introverts.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I might stay quiet if they aren't saying anything too bad, but if it keeps up or gets nasty, they I have to step in and open my mouth. I just can't help myself sometimes. It gets me into trouble sometimes, and sometimes I make enemies that way, but I also make friends. In the end, I feel better about myself than if I had stood by and done nothing so it is worth it.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Good for you! I failed again a couple of days ago. The mechanic that fixed my car decided to tell my mom and I a couple of racist jokes before we left. I just said there and didn't say anything. I hate that sort of thing. It just rubs me the wrong way but I don't speak up. I just sit there and then I want to kick myself later.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
27 Jun 07
That should read "sat there" instead of "said there", sorry.
• Canada
3 Jul 07
I will call peopel on being rude or will talk to then so not as to embareass them most of the tiem they did nto realise the comment hurt someone but others do that and are deliberate and these people need to learn they are not the only ones on this planet. I have even called peopel who treat servers in restaurants poorly too. They may not change how they behave but the server sure apperciates it as most are not allowed to say anything adn they remember you next time and you seem sto get a lot of extra attension from them.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Speaking up is alright if it is done in love. Especially if they know you are a christian. I don't always speak up either. But sometimes it is better to say nothing then to speak in a wrong attitude because that doesn't bring glory to God nor does it draw people to Him either. And then there is the matter of how people handle their anger. Someone get mad at you for speaking your mind just might get you hurt nowdays. Pick your battles and do it in love.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I am afraid that I have had the bad habit of speaking up too much sometimes. When I know that something is wrong I have the habit of saying what I really think. This has at times made people mad at me.