Outspoken

United States
July 1, 2008 4:19pm CST
Okay so sometimes people sayin me being outspoken can be a bad thing and it can get me in trouble.But at the same time other people say that it can be a good thing.Hmm so tell me what you think?? Could me speakin my mind be such a bad thing??
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
3 Jul 08
At times it can be, but other times if you've got something you believe in and want to speak your mind about it, go for it. Some will ignore, others won't care, some will play victim, some will distort you purposefully. I say, forget all of this. There are times you have to stand up to flawed stances, misinformation, and warp stances. Note, there are other times you need not debate... but thanks to individual perspective, these times and situations vary from person to person. Keep true to yourself and what you want to do with this Kola.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Well thank you theprogamer. I understand what your saying.
@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jul 08
KolaBabeah being outspoken can be a very good thing if you do it with kindness and are not sarcastic. I had a very good friend who was quite outspoken so you always knew where you stood with her. we all loved her and when she was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs we all felt horrible and prayed she would make it. but itwas not meant to be. she was an outspoken, well loved, kind hearted woman with a zillion friends so being' outspoken can indeed be very good.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Well thank you hatley.I'm glad you understand.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
1 Jul 08
There's a fine line between being outspoken and being rude. There is nothing wrong with having an opinion. There is nothing wrong with speaking up for yourself. But there are times when people may not be interested in your opinion and it isn't necessarily good to force your opinion on others. If you are going to hurt a persons feelings with unsolicited advice or observations, then it's better to keep your mouth shut. If you are sticking up for yourself or perhaps a friend who needs and WANTS a little help and is having trouble standing up for himself (or herself) then I would say it's okay. Just be careful about where that line is from standing up for a good reason and just being rude for the sake of speaking your mind because "you can".
• United States
14 Jul 08
Well I know when to draw the line.but sometimes I gotta say whats on my mind.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
The essence behind "outspoken" is honesty and sincerety. So, that is the value. Ofcourse, I would not mix it up with "rudeness". I should not be rude to others when I speak out. That's how I see it.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Exactly my point.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
1 Jul 08
no i don't think that it is such a bad thing at all, i mean we all have our on opinions and we want to express them, we are all free to do so, so why not go ahead and do it? and if your upset and are speaking your mind then you are obviously upset about something that someone did so you have to stand up for yourself there or they will just keep doing whatever it is that their doing. so i say that it isn't such a bad thing at all, i am known for doing the same thing because i am not afraid to express my opinion on subjects, i mean yes i do it in a respectable way, i don't tell others that their wrong for feeling the way that they feel because that would not be right of me at all...but yes i think its a great thing to be able to speak your mind!
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hmm.Well thank you.It's like growin up our parents teach us to never lie and to always tell truth.So when I do it.I get in trouble for speakin my mind.