DON’T SHUT UP—PLEASE! JUST CONSIDER WHO MIGHTBE READING IT. AND DECIDE ACCORDINGLY–WE ALL HAVE THIS TO DO! 🙂
Freedom of speech? No so sure about that one anymore. I am finding Social Media increasingly threatening and unpleasant in that respect – and am sure I am not alone.
It has got to the stage where many writers are so scared of offending, or angering, someone inadvertently (the minefields become ever-wider-spread and more difficult to map) that they self-censor to such a ridiculous extent that they end up producing little more than anodyne pap.
Opinions are taken personally. Differences in lifestyle are seen as legitimate targets for cyber-bullying. A rant, fired off in the cannon of momentary passion, attracts vicious opprobrium.
We lament the state of the world – rightly – without seeing that each one of us makes up that planetary body; without acknowledging that each huge war starts with the kind of ‘taking it personally’ paranoia each one of us is more than capable of showing.
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