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Say it as it is

We are living in crazy times and people have become so vocal about everything, thanks to social media. There are so many weird and wonderful things being impressed upon society that it is so hard to keep up.

In an attempt to take the sting out of the polarity being created in our communities due to all the various points of view, we have been creating a culture of political correctness that almost censors our ability to have a difference of opinion.

On the other hand, we have a growing movement of people who are fighting back with the view point “say it as it is”, which is a valid view, however, the execution of this has created another slew of problems in society.

To say it as it is should not mean to be rude, tactless, hateful, hurtful, spiteful, unyielding, disruptive, disrespectful of another’s view, demeaning, and the list goes on.

As they say, two wrongs don’t make a right, so if you believe you have the truth, then you should rest assured that the truth will always outlive a lie so there’s no need to ever beat up others with the truth that you wield.

Dialogue and diplomacy can be done with dignity and this does not necessarily mean compromise. Stand your grounds by all means, but be sure that you are not standing in oppression over another persons right to exist as they deem fit.