The World Today 8-31-11

There is a new idea-- a new thought or concept. Your mind is active and ready to discuss and explore it.

But,

There is always a “but” isn’t there?

You are in that situation, again. Damned if you and damned if you don’t. You struggle between expressing yourself and being ostracized and being silent and afraid to think or do anything therefore becoming oppressed.

It really isn’t an easy decision to make-- even though I often portray it to be. Usually when I see damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I’ll say, “Might as well do it then.” Yet, you have to consider the consequence of each choice. If you do, is the backlash worth it? If you don’t, is this level of oppression livable?

Only you can answer that. Either way, if you base your judgment of the situation in what is true to you then you gain control. Honestly, you can’t just go around blatantly expressing thoughts that are considered formidable by your surroundings and society and continue to be effective. If you feel like what you have to say is going to cause a reaction that outweighs your purpose of discussion maybe you should keep it to yourself for awhile until you figure out the best approach, at least. If you feel like you are going to explode and spiral into misery if you do not say something, then being ostracized may be worth it.

It is fully an individual choice.

And…

I’m still debating.