Can we really voice our opinion?

November 29, 2016

 A few years ago I remember listening on the radio how our society was becoming more and more sensitive.

 

I started thinking about it and was amazed of how it was actually true. 


We live in a society were they tell us that it’s okay to speak up and say what’s on your mind, but they don’t actually want you to.


 People are becoming more sensitive when it comes to certain topics, I can understand that, but isn’t it everyone’s right to say what they want without the fear of being attacked? 


In the last American Music Awards, model Gigi Hadid imitated Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.

 

However, later on Hadid started getting complaints about people being insulted by her comments and her imitation. 


After all the craziness  on Twitter about this topic, Hadid wrote an apology letter to everyone that was insulted by her comments saying that it wasn’t her intention to insult Melania. 


There have been many incidents similar to that one in which people had to apologize publically because of 

what they think. 


So the question here is, are we really free to speak up without someone getting insulted by our opinion? 


There are two ways to look at it, either you don’t say what you think, or you stop caring when people lash out at you when giving your opinion. 


When you’re in college you understand the importance of saying what you think, a lot of people may not agree with your point of view, but that’s the great thing about college. 


In college we are encouraged by our professors to express our way of thinking, but then someone comes and tells us that our opinion is wrong.

 

There is always going to be someone that disagrees with your way of thinking and you’re also going to disagree with others.


Especially now with Twitter, Facebook, and other social media, it’s both difficult and easy to share what you think. 


It’s easy since it’s just so simple to share what you think and everyone will see it, but the difficult part of it is what comments will your opinion raise.

 

Things are quickly changing, and it’s clear that people will still take it personally no matter what.

 
We have to learn not to take everything personally.

 

I really doubt that someone is specifically directing that comment at you, if they are, let them talk.

 

You can also voice your opinion. 

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