speaking out

@kitkat1 (1227)
Canada
March 26, 2007 12:23pm CST
Do you think that a person should speak there mind no matter what or when or should u pick and choose when the time is right? Sometimes i feel if i dont speak my mind it is like i am lying to myself and other do you feel that way? For example i should speak my mind in confrontation with a friend but should i not speak my mind in a work situation even if i am being treated very unfairly. They say you should always be true to yourself and i am kind of wondering how can you be if you dont speak your mind?
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
I think that we should all speak our minds all the time but then there are times when we really do not let out our real feelings and how we feel about something. Sometimes it is wise to speak to a friend and see what they think of what you want to say first. Oh but when I was working I always spoke my mind so I knew where I stood with my employer.
• United States
26 Mar 07
i have a very bad habit of doing exactly that.it's gotten me in trouble sometimes:)=) it depends on the situation-if i'm being accused of something i didn't do,i'll jump right back at them.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Being confrontational usually has the exact opposite effect than what a person wants. There is a time and a place to stand up for one's self. Being confrontational at work with the boss could be considered insubordination. There are peaceful ways to solve the problem a person has without everyone getting upset. Some are so good at giving everyone a piece of their minds that they have little left to work with. I am a person that likes to live a peaceful life and I recognize that other people have feelings too and sometimes keeping quiet until the appropriate time is the better part of valor.
@netski_15 (423)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Speaking out is not really bad but we have to choose our words to avoid being tackless. Waiting for the right time and right place can also be a good chance for speaking out you mind. However, there are really instances that you have to say what you think even if it means contradicting what others are saying. It is very important that you show people and tell them what you think about certain topics. Don't just shup up on one corner without voicing out what you really want to say. For some cases, they say that your opinion counts may it be bad or good. =)
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I am very open, and up front. I tell it like it is. But I think sometimes, there are times it is appropriate to not say anything. If you are being treated unfairly definityl speak up, if is a confrontation, I say, choose your battles. Decide what you feel is important to say and what can wait, that is my opinion.
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