Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Say What’s On Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I get real tired of so many opinions being watered down by tolerance. Is it really such a bad thing to take a stand? Everyone seems to be afraid to make someone else uncomfortable, and in their efforts to avoid it, they drive themselves half crazy.

If there is one place where you can be safe speaking your mind, it’s in your writing. Your opinions and expressions make the piece come alive. When you water it down, you end up being another sound in a world inundated with noise. Don’t let that happen to something that exposes your true identity. Use your freedom as a writer to enlighten the world, and overcome the prejudices and biases that suffocate it.

I’m not advocating you start a war in the name of false pride here. I am encouraging you to begin the dialog that will create opportunities for discussion. Who knows? You may find out that you are the one being enlightened in the process. Better yet, you might enlarge your circle of friends for having the courage to do so.