Freedom of Expression

040810_coffeebar_3144_281581610765229Are you careful in your conversations with family and peers who are quick to judge if you fail to meet their beliefs? Do you hope that you will have total freedom to say whatever you want and do whatever you want without being cast out? Unfortunately, your voice will be indefinitely shuttered if you continue playing their game to stay in their good graces.

But make no mistake, speaking up for yourself even one time will create a fierce backlash from those who are supposed to love and value you. They will devalue and discard you in a heartbeat unless you apologize for breaking protocol. Alpha (power and control motivated) people have no patience for changes in the pecking order of their social systems.

On the other hand, you deserve a freedom of expression that is your inherent human right. You always have the option of taking the risk and using your voice as you see fit. Doing so will quickly show you who genuinely cares about you and who doesn’t. In my opinion, life is too short to waste pandering to the whims of others. Being real is the best form of resistance in preventing yourself from becoming trapped inside somebody else’s mold. Most importantly, never lose what makes you unapologetically human.
Image by Christopher Michel [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

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