We need to hear different perspectives to grow and learn and change. Not all ideas are good and we won’t (and shouldn’t) agree with all opinions, but we need to hear them if only to dispute them.
Whoever said if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything may have also believed that children should be seen and not heard and that women shouldn’t vote. Silence is not always golden. Silence does not help you get your point across.
We’d all live in a better world if we shared what we really think. Honest, open, transparent communication is necessary to further any idea, proposal, mandate, project, relationship – everything.
You think that the NDP should be leading this country? You think socialism is right and capitalism is wrong? You think open-relationships are a reasonable response to Ark-style coupling that was forced upon people in the name of religion and is now forced upon people in the name of “normal?” You think that our current fascination with social media is an absolute detriment to our ability to communicate with each other and to our society in general? You think David Sedaris is over-rated? You think anything other than what the mainstream is thinking (or saying they think)? You question, wonder, disagree?
Good. Share all of this. Talk about it. Ask what other people think. Ideas make the world go ‘round. That and conservation of angular momentum, but mostly ideas.