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Date Posted: 03:51:10 03/02/20 Mon
Subject: Imagine Question For 3/1
It's a question that I ask on the forums every now and then, and the answers are always different. I'd love to add the comments to Imagine Magazine this time around.
When it comes to answering questions or comments online, it seems like it should be the easiest thing in the world, right? I mean, we read articles, we read stories, we watch Youtube videos, etc...we consume information and free entertainment on a level that is unprecedented in the eyes of former generations. And yet...when we're asked to contribute or speak up...we remain silent. It's almost like there's this crippling anxiety involved with letting people actually hear what we have to say. But WHY?
If someone were to attempt to take your voice AWAY from you, you'd probably be outraged and you'd fight tooth and nail to shout your feelings and opinions from the highest mountain top! And yet...when given the opportunity to comment on something without restriction or censorship...you hesitate. Why?
If I were to ask you, "Is the sky blue? Or is it purple?" And you read that question...you KNOW the answer. Right? You read that question, and it gets processed in your brain, and you know what you would want to say. I'm asking you, directly, to hear your answer. But...you refuse to answer. Why is that? I do it sometimes too. What's blocking us from being a part of the conversation? What's preventing us from giving an answer, or bullying us out of sharing our opinion?
Are we too busy? Are we scared? Are we worried about how other people will view our perspective on a certain topic? Is it laziness? Do we not care? What's keeping us from taking a minute or two to let people know what's on our minds? The internet is FULL of trolls who want to complain and rant and rave about meaningless bullshit, but when we're asked a simple question and are encouraged to give our true thoughts about it...we turtle up into a tight ball and don't say anything at all. What are we protecting? And what's so scary about being a visible part of a public conversation?
Have you ever really thought about it? Let me know what you guys think about this!
Hehehe, and yes...I am fully aware of the irony involved when it comes to asking people why they REFUSE to answer questions that they read online...expecting an answer! LOL! BUT...who knows? Maybe this one will bring a few more people out of the shadows. We all take a lot of things for granted without even knowing it sometimes. And if I were to personally block people from saying anything on my site, I'm sure they'd throw a fit. Well, here's an open invitation to speak your mind. Will you take it? Or will you just read it and move on? Let's see...
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